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The White Pine King [2], 1911

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The White Pine King [2], 1911
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This is another print of The White Pine King [1]. This photograph has typewritten annotations on the back, giving much more information about the tree. The White Pine King. The tree in the center of the picture is a genuine (five needle) White Pine (Pinus monticola). It was the largest known White Pine tree. It grew in Latah County, Idaho, near Bovill, and stood within the timber holdings of the Potlatch Lumber Company, Potlatch, Idaho. It was cut down on December 12th, 1911, when the surrounding forest was cut, and because the tree had begun to decay. Its height was 207 feet and its breast height diameter 6 feet 9 inches. It scaled 28,900 feet, board measure. Its age was 425 years which would indicate it started to grow before Columbus landed on our Continent."
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