Redwoods in Stout Grove

Beautiful Chick ~ Coast Redwood

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ~ Chickering Grove Vicinity

Continued from: Largest Coast Redwoods

Copyright 2015 by Mario Vaden


The redwood below is the Beautiful Chick in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Scroll past the photo to read more ...


Beautiful Chick Coast Redwood




It grows near the south end of Foothill Trail by the Chickering memorial grove, dedicated to Allen and Alma Chickering. The redwood's name is derived ... short ... from Chickering, the last name. The redwood name employes the figure of speech Apocope also known as End-Cut, a phonetic elision. A beautful redwood in a beautiful grove.

Looking for potential history on the Chickerings, I found an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday, May 19, 1903, page 7 ... The article reads:


Marriage of Miss Alma Sherman and Allen Chickering the Event of the Day in Oakland Social Circles


News photo for wedding of Allen and Elma Chickering

OAKLAND, May 18 ~~ The marriage of Miss Alma Sherman, daughter of Dr. And Mrs. Walter Sherman of Fresno, and Allen Chickering of Oakland will be solemnated tomorrow night at 8:30 o'clock at the First Congregational Church here. The officiating clergymen will be Rev. Dr. Sherman of Sacramento, and uncle of the bride, and Rev. Charles R. Brown.

Pink and white will be the predominating tints in the decoration scheme, and the church will be gay with hawthorn and snow balls. Miss Emily Chickering will attend the bride as maid of honor. She will be gowned in pink and carry an arrngmen of snow balls. For of the bridesmaids, Miss Myrtle Simms, Miss Emma MOffatt, Miss Mabel Donaldson and Miss Edna Wemple, will wear white over pale pink. crepe de chine, and the remaining two attendants, Miss Martha Chickering and Miss Lillie Sherman, will wear white over pale pink. All six of the bridesmaids will carry showers of Cecil Bruner roses.

The bride's frock is to be fashioned of exquisite white panne crepe over silk, elaborately trimmed, and she will carry white iris and lilies of the valley. The best man will be Harry Chickering, the brother of the groom, and the six ushers will be Frank Ballard, Eugene Hewlett, Walter Sherman, Roger Chickering, Sterling Carr and George Whipple. The wedding ceremony will be witnessed by several hundred guests, mostly young people, and will be followed by a wedding supper at the Chickering home on Sixteenth street, to which only the bridal party and a few immediate friends, thirty five in all, are bidden. After the honeymoon trip, the youn people will return to Oakland, where they will make their future home.