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Colonel Charles Young served as acting superintendent for just one year in 1903; however his impact can still be felt and seen today. The Buffalo Soldiers not only protected the park and it’s wildlife from illegal poaching and livestock grazing, but they also built some of the roads currently allowing millions of visitors to reach Giant Forest each year. Going up the Moro Rock road, you can reach the Colonel Young Tree, dedicated for his amazing work in Sequoia National Park. On August 17th join us for the Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers Celebration.
Build the road?Native build the road and ran the timber.
Need to check the record Ccc camp before you place some of history
I learned about Charles Young during my visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon last November. Greetings to all the fantastic staff at Foothills Visitor Centre
I never knew this.
What tribes were there?
I am thankful to see his picture at a place of prominence at the reception table for the cafe at Grant Grove. Visitors really need to hear his story and that of the Buffalo Soldiers in our Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park!
Thank you for Sharing this Information about this Incredible History.
Tony Murphy, we went to his house for Father's Day!
I shared this with the entire WORLDWIDE!
Elizabeth Richmond Duty this is the event
I remember seeing the tree dedication on an episode of California's Gold.
Know some Buffalo Soldiers were stationed/trained/lived in Essex, VT at Ft. Ethan Allen early1900's.
"You're being pulled over for a garbage check.” - One hungry bear
Food habituated bears would often boldly approach visitors during the 1960's and 1970's. When exposed to human food, bears will lose their shyness and fear of humans.