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Where Uncle Remus Came of Age - GHM WPA K-4
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tnt-tim
N 33° 02.061 W 083° 56.356
17S E 225483 N 3658935
Quick Description: Where Uncle Remus Came of Age - Georgia Historical Marker in Monroe County, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 8:17:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM24RW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 21

Long Description:
The marker reads the same on both sides:
WHERE UNCLE REMUS CAME OF AGE
     One block east stood the old office of The Monroe Advertiser, where Joel Chandler Harris, creator of "Uncle Remus," came in 1867, as a boy of nineteen, to work until 1870. Here he advanced from printer's devil to accomplished journalist. Of his duties, Harris said: "I set all the type, pulled the press, kept the books, swept the floor and wrapped the papers for mailing."
     His typestand is still in use at the present office of The Monroe Advertiser.

This marker is an older type created with funds from the U.S. Works Progress Administration. See http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/gahistmarkers/gamarkersintro.htm for more information.

Located on the grounds of the Monroe County courthouse facing US-41.

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: Not listed

Date: Not listed

Sponsor: Not listed

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