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FDR, Churchill Visit the Shoals This Weekend

By Tiffany Norris, Alabama Public Radio

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Sheffield, AL – A living history will be visiting the Shoals area. Organizers say the program will highlight a watershed event for the region. Tiffany Norris reports...

If you stop by Sheffield High School this weekend, you might have to do a double take. It will appear that Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill are onstage. Actually...the Shoals is hosting a living history dramatization, complete with a discussion between the two.

Ninon Parker is the Marketing Director of the Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau...

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Because of the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of the New Deal...in the Shoals area, Roosevelt is viewed as more than just a President. His picture often hangs on the walls of people's houses because many believe he and the T-V-A saved the region during the Great Depression. One Shoals citizen, in particular, wanted to be sure his importance didn't go unrecognized...

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Tickets are 10 dollars in advance or 12 dollars at the door Friday or Saturday night. You can find more information about the program online at colbert-county-tourism-dot-org.

For Alabama Public Radio, I'm Tiffany Norris.

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