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Title
[Mother of the Forest, Calaveras Big Trees]
Creator
Scripture, J. C. (John Calvin)
Date Created and/or Issued
[18--]
Publication Information
Big Trees, California : J.C. Scripture
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
Yellow mount; yellow back.
"The original Mammoth Tree Grove of Calaveras, is situated in a beautiful valley, between San Antonio Creek and the Stanislaus River; about fifteen miles from Murphy's. The view on the opposite side of this card, is of the "Mother of the Forest." Three hundred and twenty seven feet high, and twenty seven feet in diameter, without the bark; which was removed in sections, to the heighth of 116 feet, in 1853, and transported to New York, where it was exhibited in the Crystal Palace, pronounced a humbug and finally burned up in that building, in 1856."-on back.
View of men and women in front of the Mother of the Forest sequoia tree in Big Trees, Calaveras County, which later became Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Stereo-3139.
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
1 photographic print on stereo card : stereograph ; 3 1/2 x 7 in.
Identifier
(C)001471092CSL01-Aleph
Language
English
Subject
Giant sequoias--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Tourists--California--Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Stereographs
Place
California
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Calif.)

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