Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Reliving the Civil War

Chatter Box
by Wendy Land Beck, Columnistm, The Decatur Daily

Tami Reist, president of the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently announced the release of a new podcast featuring the Civil War Walking Tour, a 13-block stroll through the Old Decatur Historic District. The audio tour includes the story of a four-day struggle between Confederate and Union soldiers and the history of many of Decatur’s Civil War sites.
The podcast is available in audio format in the “Videos and Podcasts” section of www.decaturcvb.org, and is free to download to a personal computer and a portable media player. An accompanying brochure is available.
Also available online is “Opening the Vault of History,” a complete overview of the beginning of Decatur and Morgan County and its role in shaping North Alabama into what it is today.
Decatur played a small, yet significant part in the War Between the States, and while I don’t know much about podcasts, I do love the history of our great city and can’t wait to try this one out — if I can get my boys to help me! Come log on and learn with me about the heritage of our home.
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nonprofit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions throughout Morgan County, contact the bureau at 800-524-6181 or 350-2028, or visit www.decaturcvb.org.

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