The Forest of Nisene Marks

State Park - California

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park protects a tract of secondary forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is located outside Aptos, California and contains over 40 miles (64 km) of hiking trails and fire roads through 10,223 acres (4,137 ha) of variable terrain. The park was named for Nisene Marks, a passionate nature lover and the mother of a Salinas farming family that purchased the land from lumber companies (and others) in the hopes of finding oil. After drilling efforts failed to find any oil, Marks' children donated the original 9,700 acres (3,900 ha) of land in her memory to the state of California (with the help of the Nature Conservancy) in 1963.

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Boundary Map of the Mother Lode BLM Field Office in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Mother Lode - Boundary Map

Boundary Map of the Mother Lode BLM Field Office in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Cruz in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Santa Cruz - 1948

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Cruz in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 map of San Jose in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - San Jose - 1947

Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 map of San Jose in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1957 USGS 1:250000 map of San Francisco in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - San Francisco - 1957

Vintage 1957 USGS 1:250000 map of San Francisco in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=666 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Forest_of_Nisene_Marks_State_Park The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park protects a tract of secondary forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is located outside Aptos, California and contains over 40 miles (64 km) of hiking trails and fire roads through 10,223 acres (4,137 ha) of variable terrain. The park was named for Nisene Marks, a passionate nature lover and the mother of a Salinas farming family that purchased the land from lumber companies (and others) in the hopes of finding oil. After drilling efforts failed to find any oil, Marks' children donated the original 9,700 acres (3,900 ha) of land in her memory to the state of California (with the help of the Nature Conservancy) in 1963.

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