Friday, February 10, 2012
Helena progressing toward Civil War tourist destination- by Jack Myers, Education Coordinator at the Delta Cultural Center, Helena. (Part 1)
From The Arkansas Toothpick:
The great plans for development of Helena as a Civil War tourist destination are beginning to take shape. Construction sites sprinkle the map of historic downtown from the Mississippi River Bridge south of town to the Confederate Cemetery to the north.
Visitors from Mississippi will see a new Arkansas Welcome Center at the foot of Crowley’s Ridge immediately after crossing into Arkansas. Demolition of an existing gas station and motel at the site is complete, with construction to begin soon on this hilltop mansion, Parks and Tourism/Highway Department project.