Vintage Photos

The Giant Redwoods were popularized in the 1920s and 1930s, as magazines began to publish stories and pictures. The first “year round” road through Richardson Grove was completed in 1928.

The redwoods quickly became one of California’s first road-trip destinations. Souvenir stands, kitschy tourist attractions, campgrounds, and “cabin camps” quickly sprang up along the winding two-lane highways through the redwoods.

Richardson Grove
Avenue of the Giants
Avenue of the Giants
Logging in the Humboldt Forest
Redwood Highway
Redwood Highway
Richardson Grove
World Famous Treehouse
Tourist restrooms on the Redwood Highway – date and location unknown
Redwoods Poem