Historic Site of the Month
The heritage of the Ocmulgee Mounds and the traditions of the Muskogee Creek Indians has been around for centuries, but the park itself, inaugurated in 1934 as a National Monument, has been getting increased notice since its new designation as a National Historical Park in 2019, doubling its size.
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Spotlight on Lesser Known History
In some ways, the least important part of Booker T. Washington's life was spent on this farm in Hardy, Virginia, now reconstructed as a National Monument, due to all the fantastic and important achievements in his life to come. In other ways, the rise of Washington from slavery on this farm, his upbringing by his mother, and the overcome to become one of the preeminent educators in the history of the United States could not be more important.
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Even in these difficult times, work continues on preserving the battlefields of the Civil War, American Revolution, and the War of 1812. The amazing work of the Battlefields Trust has recently saved land at Sackett's Harbor and is working on many other projects. Check them out.
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