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Media Advisory: Preservation Groups to Announce Updates for Franklin's Cotton Gin Park

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Stacey Watson, Franklin's Charge, (615) 595-0636
Jim Campi, Civil War Trust, (202) 367-1891

February 12, 2013

(Franklin, Tenn.) - Leaders in Civil War battlefield preservation from across the state and nation will join representatives of Franklin's Charge on Feb. 13 to discuss the latest plans for the Carter Cotton Gin Park on Columbia Avenue in Franklin.

"The Carter Cotton Gin Park will be a key component of Franklin's Sesquicentennial events in 2014," said Franklin's Charge President Paul Gaddis. "This is a chance to celebrate, to provide updates on our latest progress and to talk in more detail about our plans for the future."

WHO:    Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer; Tennessee Transportation Commissioner John Schroer; Dr. Carroll Van West, Co-chair, TN Sesquicentennial Commission; Julian Bibb, Franklin's Charge Board Member; Eric Jacobson, COO and Historian, Battle of Franklin Trust

WHAT:    Updates regarding plans for the Carter Cotton Gin Park

WHEN:    Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m., CST

WHERE:    The Cotton Gin Park site at 1219 Columbia Avenue in Franklin.

A reception follows at The Carter House Visitor Center.