National Geographic : 1935 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd SOME COOK FOREST PATRIARCHS TOWER 200 FEET IN THE AIR Many of the white pine and hemlock trees that flourish in this State park near Cooksburg have lived 200 to 400 years. A single big tree produced enough lumber to build a six-room house. Trunks are as tall and straight as flagpoles or the masts of clipper ships. The region, once known as the "Black Forest," was heavily wooded in Penn's time. To perpetuate a portion of the original forests of Pennsylvania, the State Legislature a few years ago set aside this park of 6,055 acres and dedi cated it to the recreation of its people.