Historic Redwood National and State Parks: The Stories Behind One of America’s Great Treasures

If redwood trees could share their stories, what would they say?

If redwood trees could share their stories, what would they say? Some of these giants are thousands of years old, but all have witnessed some truly unique moments in history. 

Historic Redwood National and State Parks is a vibrant collection of essays sharing different parts of Redwood National Park’s history, from the Native Americans and the early explorers to park visitors today.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and learn more about the cultural, political, and natural history of Redwood National and State Parks.

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (May 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1493018094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1493018093
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces 

  • A wonderful insight into one of my favorite places in the world.A wonderful insight into one of my favorite places in the world.Joshua via Goodreads

    A wonderful insight into one of my favorite places in the world. The author traces the natural and cultural history of the region from it's ancient geologic past to the park as we know it today. It brought back a lot of powerful memories from my time there. 

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  • Excellent history and photographs – well writtenExcellent history and photographs – well writtenTerri Davis via Amazon

    Excellent history and photographs - well written and gives an in-depth understanding of the importance of the Redwoods in California.

  • A useful historical and a good readA useful historical and a good readHarlan Hague via Amazon

    This is an exceptionally readable history of the redwood region on the California north coast. The narrative tells about the clash between native peoples who revered the big trees and the latecomers—Spanish, Mexican, finally American—who saw the forests mainly in economic terms. Only in the twentieth century did European-Americans begin to value the region in natural and recreational terms. This led to movements to preserve the forests, first as state parks and ultimately, the national park. This is a useful resource, a good read.

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