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Day trip: The Visitor’s Center in Humboldt Redwoods SP

Today we stopped in at the Visitor’s center in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The center features a gift shop, a theater playing a film about the history of the redwoods and a museum featuring hands on exhibits. We spent quite a bit of time in the museum learning about the history and the animals that call this forest their home.

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We also learned about Charles Kellogg, a naturalist who fell in love with the redwoods and donated years of his life to bring attention to the importance of protecting these magnificent giants. He created a travel log; an early motor home out of a redwood log that he would travel the U.S. for part of each year.  While traveling in his redwood log on wheels, he would generate awareness for the redwood forests. This original Travel Log is on display in the museum in the Visitor’s Center.  It really is something to see with the furniture, table, dresser all carved from the redwood. Those must have been some sturdy tires to handle that heavy load.

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