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Posted: 01/04/12 10:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great example, cut down a redwood tree, then drive around the country extolling the virtues of saving the trees, sounds like a current day politition.


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Hmmmm I wonder was this the predecessor to Jayco??? [emoticon] [emoticon]


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fordsooperdooty wrote:

This was THEN in 1917...[image]

...with Mr. Charles Kellogg at the wheel (not the Cereal Guy!)...but it's older than it looks! The California Redwood tree and the log it was carved out of was an astonishing 4800 year old!

NOW can be seen in in California at Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center.
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More...HERE!


It sure looks (to me) like the top picture could have been am old tree trunk.

It sure looks like the bottom picture is not of the same vehicle. I can see planks - short and long. the window line is different between pictures, the lower body (storage compartment?) on the top picture is very different than on the bottom picture. And the roof line is way different as are the wheels.
I'm guessing that the one in the museum has been "Restored" or just completely rebuilt to appear similar the the original but is not a very good reproduction.

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Posted: 01/16/12 02:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

grandpalarry wrote:

Great example, cut down a redwood tree, then drive around the country extolling the virtues of saving the trees, sounds like a current day politition.


My understanding of the article the tree was already down:


The Superintendent of Pacific Lumber Company located a fallen redwood on the Bull Creek Flats on the Eel River. The tree was enormous – it measured 360 feet long and was 11 feet in diameter. Kellogg had a 22 foot section removed , debarked and hollowed by battering the core of the log out with the Nash Quad. The log’s one foot thick shell weighed 6000 pounds and was attached to the truck.


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Posted: 01/16/12 09:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty wild....I was actually there standing in front of it yesterday. Redwood State Park visitors center!


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Humm pretty neat, something they would have had in the flintstone days..


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