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160: The California Hoax. Giant Sequoia National Monument.

160: The California Hoax. Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Update: 2023-07-103
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Today we visit the Giant Sequoias of California and tell the stories of their exploitation to gain recognition at the World's Fair in the United States. The length people went through to cut down some of the largest trees in the world to ship them across the country was extensive, but many questioned whether the trees were real. People laughed at the idea of these enormous trees and when they tried to show them off in hopes of profits, many deemed it all as an unbelievable “hoax.”



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Sources:Smithsonian, History, History (2), All That Mathers, Save the Redwoods, Guinness World Records






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160: The California Hoax. Giant Sequoia National Monument.

160: The California Hoax. Giant Sequoia National Monument.

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