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For one of us, fittingly enough, it was a class about transportation law that started the journey recounted here. Now, almost two decades later, that journey has brought to the brink of national prominence a cherished and sacred land in the heart of Middle Georgia: the ancestral homeland of the Native American tribe of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. This paper briefly recounts the efforts of many people to create—and massively expand the footprint of—Georgia’s first national park. The story of the park’s creation and expansion has seen it all—incremental progress, disappointing setbacks, years of inactivity, and historic achievement. Yet, more work remains. We offer here not a comprehensive, exhaustive account; we instead sketch only a short summary of certain highlights along the way.