Eastern California Museum Receives a Slice of History of the 100-year-old Historic Roosevelt Tree

The Eastern California Museum received its largest donation of the year so far on Wednesday when members of the Inyo County Road Department delivered a slab of the historic Roosevelt Tree that stood for over 100 years at the intersection of U.S. 395 and State Route 168 East. At 14 inches thick and over four feet in diameter, the substantial cross section required a backhoe to maneuver into place near the south entrance of the museum.
Museum staff would like to express their deep gratitude to Inyo County, California Road Department members Dale Renfro, Herb Dyer, Norm Kane, John Kinney, and Brandon Nelson for their hard work in transporting the slab, and also to the Big Pine Civic Club for their generosity in ensuring this piece of Owens Valley history is preserved.

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