From March 2020

Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

When I read history, I usually prefer biographies to historical fiction.  Sometimes the fiction is so fictional I wonder why it is called historical.  Not so with “The Indigo Girl” by Natasha Boyd.  The only parts of this story that are fictional are the imagined conversations and friendships with the enslaved people. “The Indigo Girl” …

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Invasive Species in the National Parks

Invasive species in the national parks are a problem throughout the park system.  Azaleas brought in as landscaping plants or camphor trees planted to slow down erosion are two examples of invasive species at Fort Frederica.  Most national park sites are working to eliminate invasive species and their impact on the environment. At Fort Frederica …

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Trail Blazing to Oglethorpe’s House

Last week I wrote about finding and excavating the foundation of James Oglethorpe‘s house.  If Fort Frederica National Monument is going to have tours to his house, then we need a trail.  And Tom and Tim were tasked with that trail blazing. The land between the current developed park and Oglethorpe’s house was recently acquired …

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