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  • Dry Tortugas National Park
    One of the most unique parks in the national park system is Dry Tortugas. It is small and remote and one of the least visited. Dry Tortugas National Park is wonderful. It comprises seven tiny islands, coral reefs, and undersea attractions. There are also plenty of nesting areas for birds. The park is spread over 64,657 acres of land. The brick behemoth, known as Ft. Jefferson, is the most popular attraction of the park. The fort was built to protect the southern coastline of the United States. There were many flaws in its foundation. Improvements in the field of weapon technology have rendered many aspects obsolete. Despite this, the fort failed to live up to expectations. Ponce de Leon was the first European to set foot on the islands in 1513. He caught nearly 160 sea turtles and called the islands ‘Tortugas’. The 17th and  [...]
    Posted at March 12th, 2010 at 10:03 am