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Though valued now exclusivley for their beauty, in the ninetheenth century most of the existing forest of giant sequoias was logged.
Mariposa Grove, Yosemite NP, CA (1977).
The Coulterville Road, one of the first to reach Yosemite Valley, was carefully routed to pass through this small grove of sequoias.
Merced Grove, near Crane Flat, Yosemite NP, CA (1987).