National Affairs: Fall of Michigan

The immemorial forest silence of General Grant National Park in California was broken last week by a terrific, thundering crash. The mighty sequoia tree named "Michigan" had broken from its 27-ft. base and sprawled its length of 275 ft. upon the forest floor. An old burn had apparently unbalanced it, while its roots were loosened by a tiny spring. The great tree's fall smashed it to smithereens, some pieces flying 500 yards. Still stood greatest "General Grant," 40 ft. through the butt.


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