Enterprise and Elba are taking part in walking tours of their historical districts in the month April

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — In April, the Alabama Department of Tourism is promoting walking tours in 21 cities statewide.

Over the weekend, a retired Enterprise educator was the volunteer guide.

Retired Enterprise City School Superintendent, Dr. Jim Reese, and local historian, Ricky Adams,
conducted the tour of the Downtown Shopping District of Main Street.

The walking group included mainly area boy scouts and girl scouts along with their parents.

“First I want them to develop an appreciation of not only Enterprise and where they are growing up but history,” Dr. Reese said, “I was a history teacher when I started at Enterprise High School. I mainly taught U.S. History but I would love for these young people to develop a love for local history, American history, and world history.”

Enterprise Ledger columnist Ricky Adams said, “Young people growing up have a lot of memories of their times because we sure have a lot of them. And the memories then, I sure like a lot
better than what’s going on now, I don’t know about you.”

On each Saturday through this month, the hour-long walking tour begins at 10 a.m. in front of the Pea River Historical Society storefront in the downtown district.

The walk is free and those participating are encouraged to social distance and mask wear.

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