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Pulitzer Prize Winner - Caroline Pafford Miller
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N 31° 46.639 W 082° 20.701
17R E 372644 N 3516540
Quick Description: Located at City Hall, Baxley, Appling County, Georgia on US Highway 341
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2005 5:37:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM2WH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member snake1411
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Long Description:

Baxley's Caroline Pafford Miller Ray (1903 - 1992) was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The author was born in Waycross and spent her formative years in the South Georgia wiregrass country. After moving to Baxley she lived in houses on Anthony then Fair Streets. She observed the people of the area and collected many stories about the pioneer life of hardy yeoman farmers south of the Altamaha River.

These stories breathed life into "Carrie" Miller's first novel which was partly written at a favorite back table in the soda fountain of Barnes Drug Store. Lamb in His Bosom portrays the daily life and language of two farm families on their subsistence farms on the isolated Georgia frontier in the mid-eighteen hundreds. The novel was a best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1934. It went through at least 37 printings and was translated into several languages.

001-1 Georgia Historical Commission 1992

Type of Marker: Other

Marker #: 001-1

Date: 1992

Sponsor: Not listed

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