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[AL] Alabama's Fort Mitchell could close

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Alabama's Fort Mitchell could close
By: The Associated Press | NBC 13
Published: March 28, 2012

Unless officials can pull together enough new revenue sources, the Fort Mitchell National Historic Landmark may be closed.

Russell County Historical Commission president Bill Benton tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer the landmark only has enough money on hand to stay open another five months or so, depending on how deep cuts are. Half the staff - two part-time employees - have been laid off, and starting next week the site will only operate Thursday through Sunday instead of every day.

The site requires about $20,000 a month to operate. It's survived off grants and donations, but tax filings show the historical commission's income has decreased sharply in recent years.

The site includes a museum and a replica of an 1813 stockade.

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