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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

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March 24, 2014
History Treks on Trails 800 Miles Trail of Tears National Historic Trail-Alabama
Imagine leaving your homeland, journeying across foreign landscapes, subsisting off salted pork, cornmeal, and whatever you can kill along the way, settling in a new and sometimes hostile place to start over. Thousands of people from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole nations were pressured by the Federal government and citizens and politicians from southeastern states to do just that in the 1830s.

 

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Prescribed Fire at Russell Cave

The National Fire Plan, created by Congress in 2000, seeks to improve management of wildland fires through fuels reduction, prescribed fire, and other programs. The photo at left was taken during a prescribed fire at Russell Cave National Monument.