Historic sites

Gaul Island (also called Hayes Island) is one of the 150 islands on Burntside Lake, a popular recreational destination on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Because many of the lake's islands are privately owned for summer homes, there... Read more

Historic and scenic Lost Mountain in Cobb County, Ga., has been permanently protected, The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Piedmont Land Trust (GPLT) and Athens Land Trust (ALT) announced today. During the Civil War, Lost Mountain served as the... Read more

Charles Young was born into slavery in 1864. But it wasn’t the circumstances of his birth that defined this great man—it was the extraordinary achievements of his life. The first African American... Read more

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect and transform 55 acres adjoining the historic Story Mill in Bozeman, Montana, into a unique city park with exciting opportunities for active recreation, outdoor community gathering spaces, a nature sanctuary... Read more

During Easter Week each year, Chimayo-a rural village 30 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico-hosts tens of thousands of pilgrims who come here to pray, attend services, and gather sandy soil from... Read more

In St. Tammany Parish north of New Orleans, alumni of Camp Salmen, a former regional Boy Scout camp, donated funding to help create a nature park there after TPL had helped the parish acquire the land in 2004 with key funding from the federal Coastal and... Read more

The southernmost battle of the Revolutionary War took place in what is now Jacksonville, Florida. The Continental Army's attempt to invade British-occupied East Florida in the spring of 1777 became known as the Battle of Thomas Creek. For years, the... Read more

In 1991 archeological excavations unearthed artifacts establishing Snake Warrior's Island as the site of the home of Chief Chitto Tustenugee, or "Snake Warrior," and his tribe, who inhabited the area in the early 1800s. In December 1991, upon learning of... Read more

In the 1940s, McKee Jungle Gardens was one of Florida's most popular roadside attractions, hosting more than 100,000 tourists each year. The 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River boasted one of the world's outstanding collections of water lilies... Read more

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, Sinkyone people were massacred and driven from their land, with some survivors joining neighboring tribes. Established in 1997, the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness preserves a small portion of the original... Read more

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