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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

FORT MITCHELL, Ala. --
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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