The Caroline Dormon Preserve In Louisiana Was Named One Of The Most Stunning Lesser-Known Places In The U.S.
Few can compare to the accomplishments of Caroline Dormon. If you’ve never heard of her, strap in. Not only was she a horticulturist, historian, archaeologist, and author (just to name a few), but she’s considered by many to be Louisiana’s first conservationist, and her efforts helped establish the Kisatchie National Forest and also what would become Louisiana State Arboretum. If that’s not enough, she was also the first female employee of the United States Forestry Service.
When she died in 1971, she willed her home in Briarwood to the public. Today, the space serves as a nature preserve for the native trees and flowers that she dedicated her life to. If you’ve never visited this hidden gem, you’re in for a special treat.
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