Civil War anniversary Ga. groups try to stretch tight budget

States are battling each other again, 150 years after the Civil War, but this time they’re fighting for tourists.

Tourism is Georgia’s second-largest industry behind agriculture, and historical tourism is the fastest-growing segment on the eve of the four-year, sesquicentennial anniversary of the War Between the States.

Every state touched by the war is hoping to lure out-of-state travelers for a relatively cheap, quick and pollution-free economic boost. For example, in recent years, more than 1 million visitors to North Georgia’s Chickamauga National Military Park provided a $50 million economic impact.

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