The Comeback Kids, Book 12, the Redwood Forest
ISBN: 1614770816
EAN13: 9781614770817
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 18, 2013
Pages: 34
Dimensions: 0.2" H x 10.8" L x 8.3" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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You can travel over rail trestles, and go through a very beautiful redwood forest over narrow-gauge railroad tracks to a place called Bear Mountain (and back) with the Roaring Camp railroad, as the conductor narrates the way and tells you how in the 1880s narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Now things are quite different as just a few people had the foresight to save these redwoods for all of the future generations, so we could truly see the forest through the trees And this is why the redwood forest in Felton, in the mountains above Santa Cruz, California, is here today for us to enjoy This is also why this redwood forest is a Comeback Kid The trees here were initially saved because one man, Joseph Welch, decided he would build a resort rather than let the trees be cut, proving one person really can make a difference in this world. Later, the redwood preservation movement really began when Mr. Welch refused to let Andrew P. Hill take photographs of the trees without paying for the privilege. This upset Hill who got together with a group of friends and worked hard to make sure the trees would be saved for everyone to enjoy, meaning one man can (again) make a big difference. A public park was created where the trees could be enjoyed by all. Finally, the son of Henry Cowell donated the remainder of the land to the state, Read More chevron_right

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