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Published: July 1964

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1964 redwoods

World's Tallest Tree Discovered

By Melville Bell Grosvenor
Photograph by George F. Mobley

This story was originally published in the July 1964 issue of the magazine.

"Don't keep forever on a public road . . . following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before."

"Those words—written by Alexander Graham Bell, my grandfather, in a 1914 National Geographic—ran through my mind like a prophecy as we made a “dive into the woods" from the rushing sparkle of California's Redwood Creek.

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