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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Mallery Street Cafe

As the final post about Kris Moye’s visit, I want to write about the Mallery Street Cafe where we ate for lunch on the last day.  Of course, we had to pick a new place that Tom and I had never been.  After we spent a couple of hours going in and out of the …

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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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Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum

While Kris Moye was visiting we took her to Jekyll Island and visited Mosaic, the Jekyll Island Museum.  We visited the museum in 2017 with my parents, but they told us at that time they were getting ready to renovate the museum.  We agreed it needed renovation because it was totally forgettable.  I didn’t even …

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