Near Lodgepole Village in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
For the Good of the Giants
Development in the Giant Forest began long ago. As early as the 1890ís people began building here. Campgrounds, hotels, shops, a post office, park headquarters, parking lots, a gas station, and a sewage treatment plant all stood on the roots of the sequoias.
Over time, people recognized the damage being done to the groveís ecology and beauty. In the 1970ís the park began to move services to less sensitive areas. In 1999 the last building came down.
Today, the only facilities left here are those dedicated to one thing – helping you learn about giant sequoias.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 33.886′ N, 118° 46.374′ W. Marker is near Lodgepole Village, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Generals Highway (State Highway 198). Touch for map. This marker is located in Sequoia National Park at the Giant Forest Museum. The museum is located approximately one hour north of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. ĺ mile away); Auto Log (approx. ĺ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. one mile away); The CCC Boys (approx. 1.1 miles away); Call the Cavalry! (approx. 1.1 miles away); Buttress Tree (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cattle Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Naturalists (approx. 1.3 miles away).
Also see . . . The Giant Forest Museum. NPS website with information on the museum which is where the marker is located. (Submitted on July 12, 2011.)
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 509 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.