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Area town will tout its Civil War past

Monday, May 16, 2011

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The 150th anniversary of the Civil War in New Madrid is February 2012, but states and cities are already marking the anniversary. To help promote New Madrid and its role in the Civil War and to promote tourism, the New Madrid City Council recently leased a billboard in the St. Louis area advertising the community.
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NEW MADRID - As the North and South battled for control of the Mississippi River during the Civil War, New Madrid and its nearby river island were viewed as a strongpoint.

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