Thursday, November 20, 2014
Views of the World, Big Tree, California
This postcard is driving me crazy. I'm sure I've seen the original black & white photograph. But where? Haven't a clue. I've just spent far too much time searching the net looking for the original and couldn't find a thing.
Anyway, in 1890 Congress passed a law creating Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant National Parks. General Grant National Park? Yes, in 1890, 10 or so acres of giant sequoia trees were protected as General Grant National Park. In 1940, the park was folded into the newly established King's Canyon National Park. Oh for the good old days when Congress was able to actually do things. Don't know which park this photo is from, but it has to be either Sequoia or General Grant.
This card is part of a collection of cards Iv'e has since high school, and that was far too many years ago. Click on Views of the World in labels to see what's been posted.