President John Quincy Adams
In 1828 the United States purchased land, which now comprises the Gulf Islands National Seashore Naval Live Oaks Area, with the goal of conserving its valuable timber resources for ship building. President John Quincy Adams authorized the establishment of the first federal tree farm in the panhandle of Florida with operations beginning January 18, 1829.
Did You Know?
In the 1880s, Geronimo and other members of the Chiricahua-Apache tribe were prisoners at Fort Pickens located at Gulf Islands National Seashore.