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Road through the Redwoods, California

This image shows a dirt road or service road as it passes through a grove of Sequoia trees along the California coast.

Selithco True Color from Ektachrome

The description states:

104 – CALIFORNIA REDWOODS

The redwoods, Sequoia Sempervirens, grow only along the Coast Range from Southern Oregon to Big Sur. The oldest of all living things, they often reach to a height of more than 300 feet and a diameter of 20 feet. The highway curves through the grace and beauty of magnificent groves of these monarchs of the forest.

–A curious fat about redwood groves is that the ground beneath them is nearly barren. Their high canopies and acidic bark combine to reduce the amount of plant life that grows on the forest floor in the most well developed groves.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.

Highway through the Redwoods, California

This image shows a road as it passes through the towering sequoia forest along the Coast Range of California.

Selithco True Color from Ektachrome

The description states:

114 – CALIFORNIA REDWOODS

The redwoods, Sequoia Sempervirens, grow only along the Coast Range from Southern Oregon to Big Sur. The oldest of all living things, they often reach to a height of more than 300 feet and a diameter of 20 feet. The highway curves through the grace and beauty of magnificent groves of these monarchs of the forest.

–There is another relative of this tree, the Sequoia Giganteum, which is not as tall but is much wider in diameter, often large enough for a car to drive through a living, standing tree. These grow in the Sierra range on the eastern side of California.

In addition, the redwoods are no longer considered the oldest living thing, as the California bristlecone pine has been identified as much older.

This card was used and is dated 27 June 1956.

Lake at Sunset

This image shows an unidentified body of water as it looks with the sun just disappearing behind the trees on the far side of the water.

Mirro-Chrome by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.

The description states simply: DROWSY WATERS

–Since this postcard was used, and mailed in Riverside, California, it is believed this body of water is somewhere near there.

This card is dated 15 Jul 1953.