Nationwide Coverage of Atlanta CW150 Historical Marker Dedication

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Nationwide Coverage of Atlanta CW150 Historical Marker Dedication

As part of the national sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Georgia Historical Society, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and other state and private agencies are collaborating on a project to use historical markers to promote tourism and create better access to Georgia’s Civil War history.

 

With assistance and support from the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Department of Labor, Georgia Battlefields Association, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, GHS commissioned new markers as well as recast and replaced seven missing and/or damaged markers in the original locations along Sherman’s March to the Sea.  The new markers interpret previously unrepresented elements of the war, presenting to the public the full spectrum of Georgia’s Civil War experience.

 

Civil War marker in Atlanta stirs controversy

by Ray Henry/AP, Miami Herald

 

Plaque Marks Burning of Atlanta

by Rickey Bevington, GPB

 

‘Burning of Atlanta’ Legacies

by Rickey Bevington, GPB

 

Civil War marker in Atlanta stirs controversy

AP, New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

King could handle the truth

by Rick Badie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Controversy binds anniversaries

by Bill Torpy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Also covered in:

Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, GA

The Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA

Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA

Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL

The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL

The Washington Examiner, Washington, DC

Greenfield Daily Reporter, Greenfield, IN

Erie Times-News, Erie, PA

NBC 11, Atlanta

WRCB, NBC Columbus, GA

WHSV, ABC Harrisonburg, VA

WMAZ, Macon, GA

 

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