Unit # 54 / 413 – Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Before this trip, I never truly understood the unique circumstances that brought colonialists to what is now the United States.
Sure I learned about the Pilgrims, the Puritans, the Anabaptists, etc. and remembered their names long enough for a multiple choice test, but I never really felt their stories the way I have on this trip.
Unit #50 / 413 - Minute Man National Historical Park
How often do we learn about Revolutionary War battles and the concept is difficult to comprehend compared to 21st-century tactics?
With historical sites often represented by fields of grass allowed to return to their natural state, like at Saratoga National Historical Park, it can be difficult to imagine the happenings of 18th-century America eve...
Unit #47 / 413 - Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
Sometimes this 3+ year journey to all 413 national parks makes me feel like an explorer.
But then I learn about the people who lived in America thousands of years ago, or settled here from across oceans, or surveyed an unknown land, and I feel pretty comfortable given my GPS and van's cruise control.
Unit #46 / 413 - Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
14 Sept 2016
Sitting out a shower after hiking to the top of Barnard Mt. I'm a local so I won't comment on the politics of the National Monument. It's done, and I'll look on the bright side. I'm not happy that I can no longer cruise the roads and explore every side turnoff; (used to hunt between Whetstone and Barnard Mt.). But maybe the...