From National Parks

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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James Oglethorpe Slept Here

Whenever I do my road cleanup, I see a monument dedicated to James Oglethorpe.  The monument, hidden in the weeds and moss along Frederica Road, states that James Oglethorpe’s only house in the colonies was located here at the monument.  In other words, James Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, slept here. Only the …

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Kingsley Heritage Celebration

When I wrote about the Kingsley Plantation a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea I would be going back to it a week later for the Kingsley Heritage Celebration.  Many of the National Parks celebrate some kind of African American Heritage event during February.   Fort Frederica will have an African American Heritage Day …

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