The sesquicentennial of the Civil War begins in earnest in 2011, but government and business leaders already are planning how to capitalize on a potential surge in historical tourism.
"We recognize that this region is rich in Civil War history, attractions and sites," said Janet Cochran, Northwest Georgia's regional tourism representative for the state's Department of Economic Development. "We don't want our efforts to conflict with what people are doing in other parts of the region. Instead, we want to be able to work together and cross-promote in our collective marketing area."
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