Car drives through opening cut in Wawona Tree in 1929

The Wawona Tree has an ongoing story that includes the 1881 event when a tunnel was cut through it. The sign at base of the tree reads: "26 feet; height 227 feet, roadway built in 1875." The tree, which fell in 1969, can be visited in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

NPS Historic Photograph Collection


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