A brief history of the first Redwood Park

by Alicia K. Gonzales, Santa Clara Magazine

How Andrew P. Hill and Robert Kenna, S.J. helped preserve the California redwoods.

Photo by Andrew P. Hill, courtesy of History San Jose.

Coast redwoods are among the wonders of the natural world. Alas, by the end of the 19th century, most of Sequoia sempervirens in the Santa Cruz Mountains had been felled for timber. But saws and axes spared some giants thanks in part to lifetime friends and Santa Clara classmates: photographer Andrew P. Hill and college president Robert Kenna, S.J.

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