The Story of a Thousand-Year Pine (1906) was serialized in the Gregg Writer from April to May 1929. The story is in 1916 preanniversary shorthand. (The Anniversary Manual came out in May 1929, so it would’ve been premature to write this story in Anniversary shorthand.)
A much shorter version of this story was written in Anniversary shorthand for Graded Readings in Gregg Shorthand (1930).
This story was taken from a book with the same name written by Enos A. Mills. He wrote two other stories that were serialized in the Gregg Writer:
—Faithful Scotch (Jan-Mar 1934)
—Besieged by Bears (Jan-Feb 1935)
Mills was an American naturalist and a writer. He was responsible for helping to create the Rocky Mountain National Park. He was also a homesteader. (I’m not sure what that is, and I’m too lazy to look it up on the Internet.)
Mills wrote several books on nature until he died of a tooth infection in 1922. He never lived to see his works immortalized in the Gregg Writer magazine.
Here is the link to the story:
The three stories mentioned in this posting appeared in Wildlife on the Rockies (1909) by Enos A. Mills.