US: Giant Sequioa, “The General Sherman”, stood for 3,000 years but it’s now gone! – Tola Adenle

January 11, 2017

Arts & Culture, USA

Above are some typical views of The General Sherman and his neighborhood during the touristic summer season.

Tourists at the “General Sherman” 

 

Source of above pictures:  http://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/trees/giantsequoia/biggest_tree_in_the_world/

 

BEFORE THE FALL OF THE “GENERAL SHERMAN”

An 1899 tourist group enjoys the pleasure of a respite under the Cabin Tree:

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/09/us/pioneer-cabin-tree-sequoia.html

TWO DAYS BEFORE THE FALL [Source: National Public Radio (NPR)]

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And after the huge Winter storm in California on Sunday, January 8, the majestic “General Marshall”, which had grown and lived in what would become California’s Calaveras Big Trees State Park  for a hundred generations, fell under the power of SHE that gave, and took – Nature.

 
Jim Allday’s Facebook Post mourning the death of  “an old friend”: 

We lost an old friend today. The Pioneer Cabin Tree, or drive-thru tree, succumbed to nature and toppled. 

Jim Allday, a volunteer working at the park, said the tree fell on Sunday afternoon and shattered when it hit the ground. He said the trail around it was flooded because of recent rain. [The San Francisco Chronicle]

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Though gone, “The Drive Thru Tree” “General Sherman” lives on not only in the hearts of those that tended and loved it like Jim Allday and millions of tourists from all over the world but in its images that will continue to enthrall and awe generations through the ages.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017. 3:44 p.m. [GMT]

 

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2 Comments on “US: Giant Sequioa, “The General Sherman”, stood for 3,000 years but it’s now gone! – Tola Adenle”

  1. mr.johnsons.snapshots Says:

    Oh well, heading up there tomorrow (Friday) for a birthday get-away, guess that photo I was planning will have to be postponed! Sad news really, but the rain (“they say”) will do us good.

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    • emotan77 Says:

      Not surprised it’s going to be missed by you like millions. I had NEVER heard of that particular tree until it was gone even though I have the picture of another magnificent one from DISCOVER that was photographed in segment and then somehow joined – laminated and put up at home.

      I’m sure your trip would afford you the opportunity to take pictures you can share with us on the blog.

      Thanks for stopping by; my regards,
      TOLA.

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