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Near Weott in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan

Pioneers in the Save-the-Redwoods League

 
 
Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2014
1. Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan Marker
Inscription.  
Laura Perrott Mahan
1867-1937
James P. Mahan
1867-1937
• Pioneers in the Save-the-Redwoods League •

The California State Park Commission has dedicated to their memory this site where on Nov.19.1924, Mr. and Mrs. Mahan discovered that logging had begun and led the movement that resulted in the saving of this grove.
 
Erected by California State Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational AreasWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 1924.
 
Location. 40° 20.815′ N, 123° 55.562′ W. Marker is near Weott, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from Avenue of the Giants (State Highway 254) 0.2 miles south of Dyerville Loop Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the Mahan Plaque Trail in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, about 2/10 mile southeast of the trailhead on Avenue of the Giants. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weott CA 95571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tangled Roots of Founders Grove (approx. 0.4
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miles away); Swept Away (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Ltcuntadun" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mother Nature Cannot Be Tamed (approx. 1˝ miles away); Humboldt Redwoods State Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Redwood Time-ring (approx. 2.8 miles away); Old Giant Redwood Tree (approx. 2.9 miles away); Giant Tree (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weott.
 
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1. The Women Behind the Trees. On Nov. 10, 1924, the Pacific Lumber Co. began secretly logging its timberland near the mouth of the South Fork Eel River. Two weeks later, Laura Perrott Mahan, part of a ranching family from Table Bluff and president of the Women's Save the Redwoods League of Humboldt County, drove down to the South Fork with her husband, James, saw the devastation and alerted the Eureka newspapers. Within days a unanimous Humboldt County Board of Supervisors threatened to condemn Pacific Lumber's tract of timber. The logging ceased. Permanently. (Submitted on May 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Laura Perrott Mahan. Laura Perrott remained a lifelong resident of
Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2014
2. Laura Perrott Mahan & James P. Mahan Marker
Humboldt County and appears to have married James Mahan about 1900. After studying art at the Mark Hopkins Institute in San Francisco, she maintained a studio in her home in Eureka. She was active in the Sierra Club and instrumental in saving many of the redwoods. (Submitted on May 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mahan Plaque Trail (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2014
3. Mahan Plaque Trail (near marker)
Redwood Canopy (<i>above, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2014
4. Redwood Canopy (above, near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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