National Geographic : 1936 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THINK HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE A WOODPECKER TO MAKE A HOLE LIKE THIS! Known as the "Wawona Tunnel Tree," this living giant stands in Mariposa Grove. The 26-foot hole was cut in its base in 1881 to permit vehicles to pass through. No such destructive cutting is now permitted (see Color Plate I). o INational (Ueographc society Finlay Photographs by B. Anthony Stewart MEN, MAILS, AND GOLD DUST RODE THE ROUGH ROADS OF WILDWEST DAYS IN SUCH COACHES VWith iron tires, leather springs, and armed guards on the driver's box, these lumbering four-horse stagecoaches played their adventurous, romantic role in the history of early California.