In August 2020, after a series of lightening strikes, from a tropical storm, hit the Santa Cruz Mountains multiple wildfires emerged, including multiple ones inside of California’s oldest state park. One of the fires complexity burned the headquarters of Big Basin State Park, which had been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and listed as a National Historic Landmark. Several redwood trees around the headquarters also fell from the extreme heat.
I'm a Virginia historian and legal expert who is related to individuals who rode on the Mayflower ship, American founding father George Mason IV, three Union veterans from the U.S. Civil War, two of whom marched with General Sherman to Atlanta, two Confederate veterans, and President Theodore Roosevelt’s and Franklin Roosevelt’s family.
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