Robert E. Lee Tree

Trail Thoughts and Musings

Since many of the Sierra Nevada's groves of giant sequoias were first explored during and just after the American Civil War, many trees were named after heroes of that war. About 1875, Richard Field, a lieutenant in the Confederacy, named this tree for his commander.

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Last updated September 10, 1997.
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