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Civil War Trails Promotion for Motorcyclists Launched by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Photos Available: www.ArkansasMediaRoom.com; 501-682-7609

The commemoration of the Sesquicentennial observance of the Civil War begins this year with numerous special events taking place throughout Arkansas. Events continue through 2015. In honor of this historic occasion, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is producing a four-color brochure and patch just for motorcyclists. This project is funded in part with a $2,000 grant from the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

The brochure covers eight Civil War battles in the state that have been designated as an Arkansas Heritage Trail. These are Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge, the Little Rock Campaign, the Attack on Pine Bluff, the Confederate Approach to Helena, the Camden Expedition, Price’s Raid, and Ozark to the Battle of Fayetteville. The actual routes taken by troops are highlighted in the publication. The promotion is going to be launched and the brochure unveiled at the 37th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, March 6-8 in Little Rock.

The first 1,000 motorcyclists to travel the eight campaigns receive a complimentary “I Rode the Civil War Trail Arkansas” patch. Participants are to send photos accompanied by a brief description to grouptravel@arkansas.com upon completion of all eight rides. Brochures are downloadable from www.arkansasheritagetrails.com/civil-war/ beginning March 7. They are available by e-mailing grouptravel@arkansas.com or from one of the 13 Arkansas Welcome Centers located at strategic entry points into the state.

For more information contact Renee Robison by e-mail at renee.robison@arkansas.gov or by phone at 501-682-1219 or 800-872-1259.

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One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, 501-682-7606
E-mail: info@arkansas.com

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