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Phillips County receives grants for Civil War sites

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 17, 2012 at 9:35 a.m.

— The Walton Family Foundation has awarded $627,000 in grants for construction of Civil War sites in Helena-West Helena.

The grants were awarded to the Delta Bridge Project, which is a community-led effort in Phillips County. The group is building two sites in Helena-West Helena as events commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

A $242,000 grant was awarded to complete the construction of a replica of Fort Curtis, which will be the largest earthen-walled Civil War fort in the region. A $385,000 grant was awarded for the creation of Freedom Park.

The park will feature five main exhibits and will showcase the experiences of African-Americans during the Civil War.

Officials say the Civil War sites in Helena-West Helena could draw more than 60,000 visitors each year to Phillips County.

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Populist says... April 17, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

Fabulous! Phillips County has great potential for major tourism. Mark Twain described Helena as being located on one of the most beautiful spots of the Mississippi. This area could use a great revival. Thanks to the Walton Foundation for fighting poverty by helping fund development and jobs.

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