From the pages of the Crescent City American, July 1931.
The redwood tree in Elk Valley, known as the Boy Scout Tree, is the largest yet discovered according to Fred Patterson, the man who makes Patterson’s pictures of the redwoods.
Mr. Patterson made a trip here this week from Santa Rosa, where he now resides, to take the measurements of the tree and found it to be 31 feet in diameter. It is larger than the General Sherman tree in the Mariposa group, the big tree in Bull Creek Flat in Humboldt County, or any tree yet discovered.
The big tree is 87 feet in circumference, it being of oval shape, and was probably at one time two separate trees. The trees have merged and grown together until they reach a height of 250 feet above the ground.
Mr. Patterson has searched for a long time to find the largest tree and was much delighted to find it in Del Norte County.
Oh, girls, the fleet’s in!
Uncle Sam’s U.S. Navy arrived in port yesterday and was greeted by a boarding party that piloted the two destroyers into the harbor, and as a consequence of the arrival of the two ships the city is full of fine, manly-looking, clean-cut sailors!
There are lots of pretty girls in Crescent City and plenty of amusements for all who care to be entertained so.