Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park, VT and Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, NH
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NPS Stop 35-Site: https://www.nps.gov/mabi/index.htm
This site is made up of three different areas; Marsh, Billings, and Rockefeller believed in conservation and stewardship of the land. After the American Revolution, massive logging was done to build houses and ships. Marsh saw first hand how humans can damage an environment when he visited other countries. He decided to take care of his farm and replant trees to help the environment get back to what it was. Billings bought the property from Marsh and his goal was to create a farm that would serve future generations. His beautiful farm was maintained for three generations. Laurance Rockefeller married Billings’ granddaughter, Mary French, and together they continued taking care of the land. Out of the efforts of all three families and other groups, this became the first national park site in Vermont.
NPS Stop 36-Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/saga/index.htm
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was a well known sculptor who purchased a property in Cornish, NH in the late 1880s. His sculptures range in size from small coins and cameos to huge public statues. The Visitors Center was closed but there are a few statues located on the property for viewing.
Current location: https://trackmytour.com/5pTZ3
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