By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town's future could rest with its historic past, a tourism official said.
More than 2,000 people have toured the Jefferson County Courthouse since tours began one year ago Sunday, said tour director Nan Furioso. Tourists have come from more than 40 states and a dozen nations to see the courthouse made famous by the trial of abolitionist John Brown.
Furioso briefed members of the Charles Town Council about the courthouse tours at Monday night's meeting.
She also touched on a variety of tourism issues, including a recent meeting with 40 owners and drivers of motor coach tour buses to encourage them to bring tourists to Charles Town.
Furioso pointed out to the Town Council that she has printed, at her own expense, the walking tour brochures and other pamphlets to draw people into town. The brochures for the walking tour cost about $3,000 for 10,000 copies.