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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kings Canyon National Pk CA 93633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 10 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 (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); Buck Rock Lookout (approx. 6˝ miles away); Dunlap Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Photo of the Centennial Stump. (Submitted on July 12, 2011.)
 
The Centennial Stump Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 28, 2011
2. The Centennial Stump Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,620 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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