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Grant Grove Village in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Centennial Stump

Diameter – 24 ft.

 
 
The Centennial Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2011
1. The Centennial Stump Marker
Inscription. This tree was cut in 1875, and a 16 ft. section sent to the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. Only the outer shell was exhibited, the parts being reassembled after shipment. Eastern people refused to accept the exhibit as part of a single tree and called it the “California Hoax.” It took 2 men 9 days to chop down the tree. Its upper trunk is the scarred log down slope from the Grant Tree. Ladies from a nearby logging camp used to conduct Sunday school services for their children upon the stump.
 
Location. 36° 44.864′ N, 118° 58.436′ W. Marker is in Grant Grove Village, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on State Highway 180. Click for map. This marker is located in Kings Canyon National Park at the General Grant Grove. The Grant Grove is reached by a short side road to the left starting 1.7 miles north of the CA 180 - CA 198 junction. From the parking lot take the .5 mile Grant Tree trail. Marker is in this post office area: Kings Canyon National Pk CA 93633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gamlin Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant Tree Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fallen Monarch
The Centennial Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2011
2. The Centennial Stump Marker
(about 700 feet away); Millwood (approx. 1.9 miles away); Converse Basin Grove (approx. 2.2 miles away); Technology in Timber County... (approx. 5.2 miles away); Dunlap Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 16.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Photo of the Centennial Stump. (Submitted on July 12, 2011.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close-Up photo of the Centennial Stump. • Can you help?
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