At the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, cannons are central to the story. In 1846, this park was the site of a battle, the first clash in the U.S. Mexican War.
Journals and letters of soldiers stationed at this former battlefield describe this place as prairie for as far as the eye could see.
The National Park Service is working to preserve this historic site and to restore it to the way it looked when the battle happened. The park rangers who work here are also trying to preserve the natural significance of this place.
For young visitors, park ranger work hard to make this place relevant to a generation who doesn’t think of cannons when they think of war. The park hosts special tours to talk about how cannons worked and the physics of firing a cannon.
Find out more about the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park.