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Gatlinburg TN established relief fund in wake of devastating fires

Dec 2, 2016
In the wake of this week’s tragic wildfires in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation has established the Gatlinburg Relief Fund

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History Comes Alive in Springfield IL This Summer


The Springfield IL Convention and Visitors Bureau is announcing the seventh season of History Comes Alive, a living history program. Program dates for summer 2016 are now through August 13. History Comes Alive provides opportunities to experience life in the nineteenth century. Visitors and residents will find downtown Springfield and the Lincoln historic sites bustling with costumed interpreters portraying the people who lived and worked in Springfield as Abraham Lincoln’s neighbors, friends and coworkers. Program highlights include the chance to meet Abraham Lincoln and hear him deliver his famous Gettysburg Address, attend a Civil War flag lowering ceremony, learn about nineteenth century life from Mary Todd Lincoln, hear the Lincoln Troubadours sing Civil War-era songs, or converse with Lincoln contemporaries such as General Ulysses S. Grant and William Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner. To see the 2016 schedule go to www.visitspringfieldillinois.com


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