Peter Hickey Hickey's Profile
Make a point without "glitz" or "bling"! Salvaged Giant Sequoia is quite restrained and has a minimalistic elegance. What more does one need? There's a story behind the reserved charm, read on if you're interested. If not---Enjoy!
In 1867 Great great Grandfather Thomas Gamlin and his younger brother Israel got a Deed to the 160 acres that the General Grant Tree sits on. This family was the first European settlers in the Grant Grove Area. They logged the Fir and Pine trees, made fence posts and shakes out of the Sequoia that was already on the ground. Great great great Grandparents James and Rachel Pursell came to own the 160 acres that is Big Stump in 1871, Big Stump is just south of Grant Grove. They sold the timber rights to a man by the name of Mr. Smith Comstock, a successful logger out of Santa Cruz. He starting logging the Sequoia's of Big Stump in 1883, it came to a close…
- Born on December 27
- Joined December 13, 2009
Sequoiadendron Giganteum or more commonly known as the Big Trees, Giant Sequoia, or simply Redwoods Not to be confused with the Coastal Redwood Sequoia Sempervirens Unfortunately most of the wood from Sequoias went into making Fence Posts, shakes and Grape stakes