Historians to contribute to Mid-Ohio Valley Civil War documentary

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PARKERSBURG -The Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the production of a Mid-Ohio Valley Civil War documentary Wednesday.

Steve Nicely, president of the CVB, announced the Walkabout Company, a Wheeling-based video production firm, will create a half-hour documentary of the area's Civil War links in conjunction with the state and the nation's sesquicentennial commemorations of the Civil War.

"This is an incredibly important project for the CVB," Nicely said during a press conference at Fort Boreman Historical Park.

Nicely said the documentary will feature interviews with noted local historians and gather footage of historic Wood County sites.

Historians include Henry Burke, author and Underground Railroad historian; Robert Crooks, local historian; Bob Enoch, president of the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society; Brian Kesterson, author and local historian; Dave McKain, author and local historian; and Ray Swick, Blennerhassett State Park historian.

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