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Harper Lee’s Hometown to Become Tourist Attraction

Through the help of Harper Lee’s lawyer and a distinguished local paper mill’s chairman, Monroeville, Alabama is set to be partially transformed into a monument to the late author.  

Monroeville was the known geographical inspiration for Maycomb, which features in Lee’s two novels. 

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The coalition working on the project has high hopes for what they are dubbing ‘Harper Lee trail’, as a major tourist destination. 

Not unlike Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, the attraction will feature museums, replicas of homes, and the famous county court house.

 

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The endeavor is far from finished, but those working towards a vision are confident that with more funding, it could be a major success. 

 

 

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