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Guide to the Calaveras Big Trees State Park Collection
CSPA-306  
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Description
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, situated in both Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, is located three miles north of Arnold, California off Highway 4. Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. In 1954, Calaveras South Grove was added to the park, uniting and protecting the North and South Groves. The Calaveras Big Trees State Park Collection is arranged in twelve series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Ephemera, 3. Facilities, 4. Histories, 5. Interpretation, 6. Legal, 7. Publications, 8. Subject Files, 9. Cartographic Material, 10. Photographic Material, and 11. Reports. Items span the years 1854-2013 with the bulk of the material falling between 1960-1990.
Background
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, situated in both Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties, is located three miles north of Arnold, California off Highway 4. The park is named after the massive giant sequoias that reach heights of up to 325 ft. and diameters of 33 ft. The park is comprised of two groves of mixed conifer forest, North Grove and South Grove. The North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees came under the protection of the State of California in 1931 to preserve the giant sequoias. In 1954, Calaveras South Grove was acquired from the Pickering Lumber Company, uniting the two groves and establishing Calaveras Big Trees State Park as it is known today.
Extent
7 linear feet, including 2 map folders.
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please consult the California State Parks Archives archivist. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Parks Archives, McClellan as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Parks Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Cultural and archaeological site maps are restricted. Reports with sensitive data may be restricted. Consult repository for details.