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Civil rights sites in Alabama see rising interest from tourists

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mark Swiggum didn't want to spend his days just golfing or lying on the beach after he retired as an elementary school teacher in Minnesota.

"There's no meaning in that," said Swiggum, 68, who lives in the wealthy Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie.

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