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Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 32° 04.888 W 081° 05.549
17S E 491272 N 3549469
Quick Description: Located on Bay street, this marker commemorates the contributions of Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus Tales, and his role in the history of Savannah.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2007 7:37:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM2E6J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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Long Description:
Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah
1870-1876
Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908), New South journalist and author of Uncle Remus tales, Free Joe, and many other works, was associate editor of the Savannah Morning News from 1870 until 1876, under William Tappan Thompson, an established writer of southern humor. He published comic stories in his Affairs of Georgia column, which was often reprinted around the state. Rooming at the Florida House, which merged in 1880 with the Marshall House on East Broughton Street, Harris married Esther LaRose in 1873. The couple and their two children left Savannah in 1876 to avoid the yellow fever epidemic. Harris served from 1876 until 1900 as associate editor of the Atlanta Constitution.
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: 25-15

Date: 2003

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society, Joel Chandler Harris Association, Marshall House, Savannah Morning News

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