Do behold the King in his glory, King Sequoia! Behold! Behold! …the King tree and I have sworn eternal love. – John Muir, 1870
<p>John Muir in a letter to Ezra S. Carr in Autumn, 1870</p>
This region, with its varied beauty and size, is, I believe, the greatest in all the world. Why it would be a disgrace to civilization, ladies and gentlemen, if we let it be destroyed. We ought to save it for our better selves and our greater Nation, and we shall save it.
<p>Enos Abijah Mills, in “Perhaps our Greatest National Park, the Greater Sequoia." Delivered at the National Parks Conference in Washington D.C. in January 1917</p>