This past week people across the nation have been celebrating the National Park Service's 100th birthday. The NPS was created on August 25, 1916. Here at the Palmer's Almanac we are getting in on the festivities by digging through the archive and publishing photos from various places within the NPS system. Here are a few more. Enjoy!
On 27 March 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson ‘s army of 3,300 men attacked Chief Menawa’s 1,000 Red Stick Creek warriors fortified in a horseshoe shaped bend of the Tallapoosa River. Over 800 Red Sticks died that day. The battle ended the Creek War, resulted in a land cession of 23,000,000 acres to the United States and created a national hero of Andrew Jackson.
Gulf Islands National Seashore offers recreation opportunities and preserves natural and historic resources along the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands of Florida and Mississippi. The protected regions include mainland areas and parts of seven islands.
Michael E. Palmer is a writer and photographer based in Alabama.
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