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Big Basin in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The First State Park

 
 
State Historic Landmark Plaque #827 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia a. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark Plaque #827
Inscription. A group of conservationists led by Andrew P. Hill camped at the base of Slippery Rock on May 15, 1900 and formed the Sempervirens Club to preserve the redwoods of Big Basin. Their efforts resulted in deeding 3,500 acres of primeval forest to the State on September 20, 1902 to mark the beginning of the California State Park System.
 
Erected 1968 by California State Department of Parks & Recreation, The Conservation Associates. (Marker Number 827.)
 
Location. 37° 10.932′ N, 122° 12.576′ W. Marker is in Big Basin, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Lodge Road near Sequoia Trail Crossing. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder Creek CA 95006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inverson Cabin Site (approx. 4.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church Building (approx. 6.7 miles away); Steele Brothers' Dairy Ranches (approx. 6.9 miles away); Steele Ranch (approx. 6.9 miles away); Año Nuevo Island (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dickerman-Steele House (approx. 7 miles away); Don Gaspar de Portolá (approx. 7 miles away); Big Creek Light and Power Company (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
The First State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 20, 2009
2. The First State Park Marker
Marker is in Slippery Rock memorial area, 100 ft, northwest along Sequoia Trail from the point the trail crosses Lodge Rd. Parking for 2 or 3 cars available at trailhead. Plaque is affixed to polished redwood stump facing Slippery Rock.
 
Regarding The First State Park. Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Resources
 
Slipery Rock Area-The First California State Park image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
3. Slipery Rock Area-The First California State Park
Slippery Rock image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 20, 2009
4. Slippery Rock
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,484 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on , by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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