General Information Regarding Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
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The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks are mapped on the scale of 2 miles to the inch on the Tehipite and Kaweah atlas sheets of the United States Geological Survey. These atlas sheets may be obtained from the Director of the Geological Survey, Washington, D. C., for 10 cents each. They may be purchased also from the supervisor of the park, but the supervisor can not fill mail orders.




The following publications may be obtained from the National Park Service, Washington, D. C., or by personal application to the supervisor of the park.

General information regarding Sequoia and General Grant National Parks.

Glimpses of our National Parks. 48 pages.

Contains descriptions of the most important features of the principal national parks and the Grand canyon of the Colorado.


The publications listed below may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.

"The Secret of the Big Trees," by Ellsworth Huntington. 24 pp., including 14 illustrations. 5 cents.1

Contains an account of the climatic changes indicated by the growth rings and compares the climatic conditions in California with those of Asia.

Forests of Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant National Parks, by C. L. Hill. 1916. 40 pages, including 23 illustrations. 20 cents.1

Contains descriptions of the forest cover and of the principal species.

1May be purchased from the supervisor of the park, but the supervisor can not fill mail orders.


ALLEN, E. F. A guide to the national parks of America. 1915. 286 pages.

BRYCE, JAMES. University and historical addresses. 1913. 433 pp.

"National Parks, the need of the future," pp. 389-406.

CLARK, GALEN. "The big trees of California" 1907. 104 pp.

JEPSON, W. L. "The silva of California." Memoirs of the University of California. vol. 2, 1910. 480 pp. Illustrated.

______. "The trees of California." 1909. 228 pp. Illustrated.


All the Year Round, n. s., vol. 32 (Sept. 22, 1883), pp. 341-347. "The lords of the forest."

______ n. s., vol. 32 (Oct. 13, 1883), pp. 413-419. "Life in the forest."

American Architect, vol. 83 (Mar. 19, 1904), p. 94. "The life of a big tree."

Contains the history of a California big tree over 2,000 years old.

American Civic Association (Washington, D. C.). National Parks. 32 pp.

Contains "National Parks, the need of the future," by James Bryce; Address on "A bureau of national parks," by W. H. Taft; Address on "A bureau of national parks," by Walter L. Fisher; "Are national parks worth while?" by J. H. McFarland.

American Naturalist, vol. 6 (October, 1872), pp. 577-596. "Sequoia and its history," by Asa Gray.

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 35 (March, 1910), pp. 1-12. "The parks and recreation facilities in the United States," by John Nolen.

______, vol. 35 (March, 1910), pp. 15-24. "Our national parks and reservations," by Atlantic Monthly, vol. 81 (January, 1883), pp. 15-28. "The wild parks and reservations of the West," by John Muir.

______, vol. 88 (September, 1901), pp. 304-320. "Hunting big redwoods," by John Muir.

Blackwood's Magazine, vol. 99 (February, 1866), pp. 196-199. "A visit to the big trees."

Chamber's Journal, 3d s., vol. 6 (Dec. 20, 1856), pp. 398-399. "California giants."

______, 3d s., vol. 18 (November, 1862), pp. 346-347. "The mammoth trees of California."

Chautauquan, vol. 33 (July, 1901), pp. 362-366. "How the sequoias grow," by H. W. Warren.

Country Life, vol. 23 (January, 1913), pp. 33-36, "Touring in our national parks," by E. A. Mills.

Edinburgh New-Philosophical Journal, n. s., vol. 11 (April, 1860), pp. 205 227. "Notes on Californian trees."

Gentleman's Magazine, n. s., vol. 29 (October, 1882), pp. 463-479. "A Californian forest," by C. F. Gordon.

Journal of Geography, vol. 9 (June, 1911), pp. 268-270. "The sequoias," by T. P. Lukens.

Harper's Magazine, vol. 57 (November, 1878), pp. 813-827. "The new sequoia forests of California," by John Muir.

______, vol. 125 (July, 1912), pp. 292-302. "The secret of the big trees," by Ellsworth Huntington.

Harper's Weekly, vol. 41 (May 15, 1897), p. 495. "Some of California's big trees and their guardians," by J. F. Bell.

Literary Digest, vol. 46 (June 7, 1913), p. 1303. "Western mountains and national parks."

______, vol. 25 (Apr. 9, 1914), pp. 1-10. "Uncle Sam—His Parks," by C. G. Sinsabaugh.

Motor Age, vol. 25 (Apr. 9, 1914), pp. 10-12. "How to get to the national parks," by John P. Dods.

Nation, vol. 45 (Dec. 22, 1887), p. 504. "The age of the sequoias," by C. B. Bradley.

______, vol. 41 (June 5, 1897), pp. 563-567. "The national parks and forest reservations," by John Muir.

National Geographic Magazine, vol. 23 (June, 1912), pp. 531-579. "Our national parks," by L. F. Schmeckebier.

Outdoor World and Recreation, vol. 49 (July, 1913), pp. 22-26. "Vacation jaunts to Uncle Sam's playgrounds," by Arthur Chapman.

Outlook, vol. 95 (May 28, 1910), pp. 157-169. "Scenery as a national asset," by Allen Chamberlain.

______, vol. 100 (Feb. 3, 1912), p. 246. "A national park service."

______, vol. 102 (Dec. 14, 1912), pp. 811-815 "National parks the need of the future," by James Bryce.

Overland Monthly, 2d s., vol. 7 (March, 1886), pp. 305-316. "A new study of some problems relating to the giant trees," by C. B. Bradley.

______, 2d s., vol. 33 (March, 1889), pp. 356-368. "Uncle Sam's troopers in the national parks of California," by Capt. J. A. Lockwood.

Popular Science Monthly, vol. 67 (September, 1905), pp. 465-474. "The ancestors of the big trees," by E. W. Berry.

An account of the occurrence of the sequoia in previous geologic epochs, with a short statement regarding the age of the present tree.

______, vol. 80 (June, 1912), pp. 551-547. "The national parks from the scientific and educational side," by L. F. Schmeckebier.

Public Opinion, vol. 29 (Oct. 25, 1900), p. 528. "The age of the big trees of California."

Review of Reviews, vol. 40 (July, 1909), pp. 44-48. "The nation's playgrounds," by G. O. Smith.

Scientific American, vol. 83 (Nov. 17, 1900), p. 306. "California's big trees."

Sierra Club Bulletin, vol. 5 (January, 1904), pp. 50-65. "On the trail with the Sierra Club," by William Frederic Badè.

______, vol. 7 (June, 1909), pp. 99-104. "From Kern Canyon to Giant Forest: The chronicle of a knapsack trip," by W. C. Morgan.

______, vol. 8 (January, 1912), pp. 236-239. "Are national parks worth while?" by J. Horace McFarland.

______, vol. 9 (January, 1913), pp. 28-32. "National parks the need of the future," by James Bryce.

Strand Magazine, vol. 14 (July. 1897), pp. 82-90. "Timber titans," by George Dollar.

Sunset, vol. 16 (January, 1906), pp. 280-283. "Helping the Sierra sequoias," by A. J. Wells.

World's Work, vol. 3 (February, 1902), pp. 1714-1723. "Big trees of California," by R. T. Fisher.

______, vol. 18 (June, 1909), pp. 11697-11706. "Saving the big trees," by F. Strother.

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