The "Mark Twain Tree," a sequoia in General Grant National Park (now Kings Canyon), was cut down in 1891, so that slabs of its 16-foot diameter trunk could be displayed in New York and London museums. A similar giant was felled so that a 30-foot tall section, hollowed out to create a two-story house, could be shown at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park
Episode Two: 1890-1915
Kings Canyon National Park