April 20, 2014

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Calaveras Big Trees State ParkAlthough the Native Americans in this area in Northern California had long known about California's Giant Sequoias, it was not until A. T. Dowd "stumbled" over them in 1850 that what is now known as Calaveras Big Trees State Park became famous. Shortly after Dowd's discovery, the Mammoth Grove Hotel was built to provide travelers from all over the world with an overnight stop amongst these majestic California beauties