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Celebrate the History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

In 1858, elegant bird feathers were literally worth their weight in gold. As a result of the expanding market for bird feathers for the fashion industry in the mid-1800s, plume hunters streamed down Florida’s east coast in search of rookeries …

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