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800 year old Oak Tree - Dauphin Island
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This tree was an adult when the Spanish explorers first discovered Dauphin Island in 1519, a barrier island located along Alabama's Gulf Coast.  Located in Shell Mound Park, an historic site where Native American's for centuries would travel to eat the succulent oysters that were so easily harvested there.  There are paths stretching out through this park that appear to be gravel, until you look closely and find they are actually made up of crushed shell fragments left behind in the seafood feasts the Mississippian natives would hold.

Copyright: Michael hazelwood
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Uploaded: 01/11/2012
Atualizado: 06/11/2012
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