La fiebre por la madera

Después de encontrar oro, encontraron madera. Y su avaricia y descontrol estuvo a punto de terminar con los milenarios ejemplares de secuoyas del parque Nacional de Redwood en EEUU. Corría el año 1850. Conoce esta increíble historia:

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Observa detenidamente las fotografías de A.W.Ericsson:
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ca 1892, California, USA --- Loggers standing in the trunk of a tree they chopped down at Camp Badger in Tulare County, California. The tree was logged for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. --- Image by © CORBIS

1917, California, USA --- Over 100 people stand with a logged giant sequoia tree --- Image by © A. R. Moore/National Geographic Creative/Corbis

1899, Washington State, USA --- Logger Lying in Cut of Douglas Fir Tree --- Image by © CORBIS
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28 Apr 1937, Minnesota, USA --- Loggers walk the surface of a log jam on Minnesota's Littlefork River seeking a tall, strong log with which to build a loading boom. 1937. | Location: Littlefork River, Minnesota, USA. --- Image by © CORBIS
Image by © A. R. Moore/National Geographic Creative/Corbis
28 Apr 1937, Minnesota, USA --- Loggers walk the surface of a log jam on Minnesota's Littlefork River seeking a tall, strong log with which to build a loading boom. 1937. | Location: Littlefork River, Minnesota, USA. --- Image by © CORBIS
Image by © CORBIS

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