Discovery and Exploitation

Discovery and Exploitation (HM1SLI)

Location: Arnold, CA 95223 Calaveras County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 16.726', W 120° 18.465'

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You are not the first to explore these forests. Generations of Miwok and Washoe Indians knew these trees.

The rest of the world met the big trees in 1852 when hunter Augustus T. Dowd stumbled upon the North Grove. His discovery brought both acclaim and exploitation to these wonders of nature. Soon after his find, the bark of the massive Discovery Tree was stripped for exhibition and the tree felled. In 1856, a pavilion was constructed over the stump. A few years later, promoters built a saloon and bowling alley on the fallen trunk.

Many were horrified by the mistreatment of the ancient trees. People soon began a movement to preserve the giant sequoias.
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByCalifornia State Parks
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 735495 N 4240174
Decimal Degrees38.27876667, -120.30775000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.726', W 120° 18.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 43.56" N, 120° 18' 27.9" W
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Area Code(s)209
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Big Trees Pkwy, Arnold CA 95223, US
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