For the Good of the Giants

For the Good of the Giants (HMTRC)

Location: Sequoia National Park, CA 93271 Tulare County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 33.886', W 118° 46.374'

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Try to imagine yourself standing here in the 1950's. You would have been surrounded by cars. Engine noise and exhaust would have overridden your impressions of the giant trees. Almost 100 cabins and motel units would have faced you from across the road.

Development in the Giant Forest began long ago. As early as the 1890's people began building here. Campgrounds, hotels, shops, a post office, park headquarters, parking lots, a gas station, and a sewage treatment plant all stood on the roots of the sequoias.

Over time, people recognized the damage being done to the grove's ecology and beauty. In the 1970's the park began to move services to less sensitive areas. In 1999 the last building came down.

Today, the only facilities left here are those dedicated to one thing - helping you learn about giant sequoias.
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 341352 N 4048054
Decimal Degrees36.56476667, -118.77290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 33.886', W 118° 46.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 33' 53.16" N, 118° 46' 22.44" W
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Area Code(s)559
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47050 Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park CA 93271, US
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