I started life in 212 AD and died when I was 1,703 years old, a long life for a redwood. I have been a witness to much: Constantine the Great, emperor of the Roman Empire; Leif Erickson landing on the coast of North America; the Declaration of Independence; the Civil War; and many, many plagues befalling humanity. I'd just like to point out that I really DON'T GIVE A FIG about human history. What I obsess about mostly is the weather. I care about snowpack, droughts, heat waves, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes. My rings measure 10- feet in diameter and were wider at the start of my life, showing I had plenty of sunlight and water. They became thinner as I started to age, kind of like you humans going a little bald on top. In 1913, I was blown over by a storm in Sequoia National Park. You can learn more about me in the lobby of the UA Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Building, Tucson Arizona.