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Douglas ghost tours help pass down local history

Pattie Merrit Pattie Merrit
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -

The Douglas Main Street Office is trying to stress the importance of passing down local history.

After a nine year hiatus, the office has brought back its popular candlelight ghost tours of the Ashley-Slater Home in Douglas.

Those who take the tour will get to learn the spooky history of the home, which Main Street Director Pattie Merritt says is very important, especially for younger generations.

"If we don't start educating these children now on the importance of history and preserving what we have, these artifacts, these homes, these streets, they won't be here in 50 years because nobody will know the importance or the significance," Merritt emphasized.

Contact the Douglas Main Street Office at (912) 384-5161 for information about taking a tour.

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