I wonder if those who work in Redwoods National and State Parks or live close to them begin to take them for granted. We visited in 2012 and again in 2016. The parks are said to have the three tallest trees in the world, but no pictures of even the smaller trees do them justice. One has to be there.
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After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 7 Dec 41, Japanese submarines patrolled the U.S. western coast and shelled some shipping and oil installations along the California and Oregon coasts. To guard against potential invasion, the U.S. Army built two concrete block buildings In what is now the Redwoods National Park designed to resemble a working farm. In fact, the buildings held an early warning radar station complete with generators and two anti-aircraft machine guns. Two buildings of the last relatively intact WWII post, Radar Station B71, can be found off the Park’s Coastal Drive.
Dates of our visit: 12-16 Aug 21
Spotted on our drive from Oregon to see the redwoods.