Hey everybody, you may or not know that President Ulysses S. Grant created the first national park when designated Yellowstone as such in 1872.  Who was aware, however, that at least some of the great sequoias were named after our Civil War generals?

General Grant tree (photo by Tsui)

General Grant tree, 1910

General Grant tree, 1936 (photo by George A. Grant)

Grant in winter (photo by Christoph Rückert)

The Sherman tree is taller (photo by Robert J. Boser)

(photo by Daniel Mayer)

(photo by Chris M)

Enjoy your weekend.