From the pages of the Crescent City American, July 1928.
The big tree which is known as the Boy Scout Tree after the Boy Scouts blazed a trail to it, about one mile from the Robert Howland home, has been figured up and if the tree was felled and cut into lumber, it would saw out over 165,000 board feet of lumber.
The mammoth redwood is 27 feet in diameter and over 400 feet tall. The tree is on the property of the Del Norte Timber Company.
Railroad magnates meet
On July 30, a very important railroad meeting is to be held in Portland, Ore. This meeting is in reference to the construction of a railroad from southeastern Oregon to the coast. A number of prominent railroad officials will be there and various localities will be on hand to lay stress on the feasibility of their respective routes.
Crescent City should be represented at that meeting. The Crescent City Harbor offers the only deep-water non-bar harbor on the coast between San Francisco and Seattle, and Crescent City is the only logical point for a railroad from southeastern Oregon to come to. The natural low passes in the mountains of the Rogue River Valley, near the headwaters of the Chetco and Smith River, make the construction of a railroad from some point in the Rogue River Valley a highly feasible project.
A representative from this city must leave no later than this Saturday for Portland, to be in attendance at this important meeting to plead our cause. This is an opportunity we must not miss.