Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Wawona" Mariposa Grove of Big Trees – Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - Wawona Mariposa Grove of Big Trees Pg. 1

Yosemite National Park - Wawona Mariposa Grove of Big Trees Pg. 2

Happy summer to my awesome readers! Summertime and road trips go hand in hand. So it's the perfect time of year to share this 1939 Curt Teich Art-Colortone vintage postcard. It shows a car full of people driving through the famous "Wawona" tunnel tree in Yosemite National Park.

Transcription from back of postcard:

The famous "Wawona" tunnel tree is in the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, a pleasant drive of 36 miles from the hotels or camps in Yosemite Valley. In this grove more than six hundred giant sequoias have been growing here for centuries…the earth's largest and oldest trees.
According to the National Park Service website, a tunnel was cut through the famous Wawona  tree in 1881. Unfortunately, the tree fell during the winter of 1968-69.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. It's hard to imagine such trees could exist, but I know they do. That's the kind of postcard that entices people to travel.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      You're right. Sending this postcard to family or friends probably made them want to visit that tunnel tree too.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


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