SE Tennessee to lure tourists for Civil War anniversary with driving tour, lesser-known sites
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Chattanooga-area officials are working to lure tourists to lesser-known Civil War sites over the next few years as the region looks ahead to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which begins in 2011 and runs for four years.
The Southeast Tennessee Tourism Association has plotted dozens of historic sites on a driving tour and produced a brochure highlighting some lesser-known Civil War landmarks, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The brochure, "Tennessee's Civil War Trails, Fighting for the Rails," identifies 47 sites in a 10-county region. Details at http://www.southeasttennessee.com/ (click on "Civil War Trail").
North Georgia already has driving tours similar to the Southeast Tennessee trail. The Blue and Gray Trail guide, created by the Historic High Country Travel Association, directs motorists to about 60 sites, including battlefields, national park units and museums in Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia.
First Published October 14, 2008 12:00 am