General Grant Tree Kings Canyon National Park California

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Title

General Grant Tree Kings Canyon National Park California

Subject

Christmas trees -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Giant sequoia -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs; Kings Canyon National Park (Calif.) -- Photographs.

Description

The Giant Sequoia called the General Grant Tree, the world's third-largest sequoia after the General Sherman tree and the Washington tree. The tree was discovered in 1862 by Joseph Hardin Thomas and named in 1867 by Lucretia Baker. Charles E. Lee of Sanger organized the first Christmas Day celebration at the tree in 1925. The following year President Coolidge designated the General Grant Tree as the "Nation's Christmas Tree" on 28 April 1926. On 29 March 1956 President Eisenhower proclaimed the tree as a living memorial to those who have died serving their country with a dedication ceremony held on Veterans Day, 11 November 1956.

Source

1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1930

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0065

Coverage

ca 1930

Files

frp0065a.jpg

Citation

“General Grant Tree Kings Canyon National Park California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed May 22, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1715.

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