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"In 1853, at the Calaveras grove, five Americans spent twenty-five days cutting down a 3000-year-old sequoia, 302 feet high and 96 feet in circumference.

"They polished the stump into a dance floor and hollowed out the fallen trunk into a bowling alley."

Americans and the California Dream: 1850-1915
by Kevin Starr

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