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Uncle Remus Museum - Eatonton, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 33° 19.268 W 083° 23.291
17S E 277691 N 3689434
Quick Description: ZipADeeDoDa, ZipADeeAye...My, Oh My What A Wonderful Day!
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2009 7:30:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BC4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BillsBayou
Views: 17

Long Description:
The museum is a log cabin made from two original Putnam County slave cabins. The building is similar to the one occupied by Uncle Remus on a southern plantation during the ante-bellum days. Turner Park is the site of the museum. It was a part of the original home place of Joseph Sidney Turner, the "Little Boy" in the tales of Uncle Remus.

And it was a wonderful day when we came upon this Museum on US 441 in Eatonton, Georgia, birthplace of Joel Chandler Harris. I grew up on Uncle Remus and Br'er Rabbit! And who could forget the Disney Classic "Song of the South" inspired by the stories of Mr. Harris.
Short Description: African-American oral storytelling , revolutionary use of dialect

Book Title: Uncle Remus and the Little Boy

Author's Name: Joel Chandler Harris

Name of Waymarked Item: Uncle Remus Museum

Location of Item: US 441 Eatonton, GA

More Information:
From Wikipedia: "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1845 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist born in Eatonton, Georgia who wrote the Uncle Remus stories. His stories gained popular success and included Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings: The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation (1880), Nights with Uncle Remus (1881 and 1882), Uncle Remus and His friends (1892) and Uncle Remus and the Little Boy (1905)." "The stories, based on the African-American oral storytelling tradition, were revolutionary in their use of dialect. They featured a trickster hero called Br'er Rabbit ("Brother" Rabbit), who used his wits against adversity, though his efforts did not always succeed."

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