The release of the new Alabama Civil War Trail brochure by the Alabama Tourism Department last week generated a large amount of press coverage across the state and nation. The brochure’s release was covered by in-state newspapers and television stations, the Associated Press, Public Radio, Yahoo! News, and USA TODAY.
From the Associated Press article “Alabama tourism agency plans push to promote state’s Civil War attractions”:
The state tourism agency is launching a new push to promote Civil War attractions across Alabama. The state has published a new brochure highlighting 47 sites and attractions linked to the war. It provides details on the state’s 18 largest Civil War battles and includes the dates of 14 war re-enactments that are held each year. The head of the tourism agency, Lee Sentell, says the new effort comes ahead of next year’s 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prominent sites linked to the war in Alabama include the state Capitol and the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, along with Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan at the entrance to Mobile Bay. Alabama Civil War Trail brochures are available at the eight welcome centers across Alabama, at the Alabama Tourism Department office at 401 Adams Ave., Montgomery or by calling 1-800-ALABAMA (1-800-252-2262). The brochure is also available online as a PDF download at http://www.800alabama.com/media/media_room/Brochure/civil_war_trail.pdf.