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L’Amour tour showcases Jamestown years

Monday, May 20, 2019

Tourism officials say a self-guided walking tour will help provide a more complete picture of Louis L’Amour’s boyhood years living in turn-of-the-century Jamestown.

It all started while conducting the research for the new Louis L’Amour exhibit that opened in February in conjunction with the centennial celebration of Alfred Dickey Public Library, said Allison Limke, visitor experience manager at Jamestown Tourism. The idea is to attract fans of the late writer who may want to seek the places related to L’Amour’s years in Jamestown from his birth in 1908 until his family left Jamestown in the early 1920s.

“We are trying to make the story more cohesive by making it into a good tour so that visitors have this experience,” Limke said.

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