Just visited Fort Gasden State Park on Saturday Aug. 18,2012 this park is so run down I was very disappointed. Someone needs to put a lot of pride in that place...very sad.
I lived there all my life and NEVER was taught the history of this place...I cannot imagine why not...Makes me sick that I missed this.l
March 25Lost treaure by Bobbie
A hauntingly beautiful place. Hard to find but worth the trouble. If you make to Fort Gadsden go on the trail behind where the arsonal once stood to visit the sunken gravesites of the 270 souls who lost their lives the tragic day the arsonal was blown up. Well worth the search.
November 19More than just a park
Spending 3 hours at the park in the company of the park volunteer has been one of the treasured memories of this trip. There is so much history to learn. Yet another example of the way plantation owners murered slaves. Hard to believe one of our Presidents ordered the act.