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Helena-West Helena hopes to draw Civil War buffs

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) - A massive replica of a Union fort that occupied Helena-West Helena during the Civil War will be dedicated at a ceremony next month.

The city says the block-long reproduction of Fort Curtis is located at the corner of York and Columbia streets. The Daily World reports that Phillips County hopes to draw in Civil War buffs and tourists as the area remembers the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

An event is planned for May 11 and will feature local and state officials, historians and war re-enactors.

The city plans more exhibits for next year. In Freedom Park, an exhibit will focus on the African-American experience in Helena during the Civil War, while Estevan Hall will be turned into a visitors center for people interested in Civil War history.

Information from: The Daily World.

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