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CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) — Sunday’s storm has claimed an iconic Calaveras County tree.

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The Pioneer Cabin tree, known for having a hole that allowed visitors to drive or walk underneath it, was toppled by the storm, the Calaveras Big Trees Association posted on Facebook.

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Park rangers said the historic tree fell around 2 p.m. Sunday and shattered upon impact. It’s believed the tree’s shallow roots may have caused the collapse.

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The hole in the tree was cut in the 1880s at the request of James Sperry, founder of the Murphys Hotel, to compete with nearby Yosemite’s drive-through trees.