William Bartram – Botanist and Traveler

Driving around the South, you might have come across markers labeled Bartram’s Trail or William Bartram Trail. These markers, placed by the Bartram Trail Conference, commemorate the path that William Bartram, a botanist-traveler, took nearly 250 years ago. William Bartram was born in 1739 in Philadelphia to a Quaker family. William’s father, John Bartram, was…
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National Lighthouse Day

  August 7 is National Lighthouse Day! Let's celebrate by honoring some local lighthouses, past and present. The oldest known lighthouse in Louisiana was the Frank Island Lighthouse. Marking the entrance to the Mississippi River, the earliest planning started in 1803. Numerous delays, including Louisiana changing hands a few times and the War of 1812…
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