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Eclipse and Confederate monument stories intersect in Kentucky


Hopkinsville, Ky. (WHAS11) -- On a clear day, you can see the white obelisk for miles, it towers over this section of Christian County, Kentucky marking the birthplace of Jefferson Davis.


For Eclipse Day, camp sites are set, vendors arriving and park rangers are preparing for crowds.


In the vender area south of the monument, 24-year Army Veteran Garry Merritt prepared his booth.


Mr. Merrit, an African American who grew up in Hopkinsville, is anxious to sell his Dem Kentucky Boy's BBQ to those taking in Eclipse Day at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site.


As for the Confederate monument debate tearing at the fabric of our nation, he sides with those wanting to leave these types of markers in place.




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