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New tours highlight Valdosta's history

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 16, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - First and third Friday celebrations were designed to showcase businesses in downtown Valdosta.  Now they want to share its history as well.

The City of Valdosta, the Main Street office and the Lowndes County Museum will start up an historical walking tour.

The 30-minute free tour will feature the stories behind the history of downtown.

It will include walking by Doc Holliday's old dental office and give a glimpse of what life was like when the first settlers started the city.

"What we are going to try to give you on the tour is a readers digest version of this little area downtown, something that's of public interest but that's not on display. These are things you won't see if you come to the museum," says Steve Burrell

The tours will begin at 6:30 PM this Third Friday.

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