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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876
 
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By Mike Stroud, January 20, 2008
1. Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 Marker
 
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2003 by Georgia Historical Society, The Joel Chandler Harris Assc., The Marshall House,The Savannah Morning News. (Marker Number 25-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.888′ N, 81° 5.549′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on W. Bay Street near Whitaker St., on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
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By Mike Stroud, January 2008
2. Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 Marker
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oglethorpe Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); "A World Apart" (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This is Yamacraw Bluff (about 300 feet away); Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing (about 300 feet away); William Bartram Trail (about 300 feet away); SS Savannah and SS John Randolph (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876. Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus Tales.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry. stories, based on the African-American oral storytelling tradition, were revolutionary in their use of dialect and in featuring a trickster hero called Br'er ("Brother") Rabbit, (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Marshall House. Savannah's oldest hotel. (Submitted on February 21, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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3. Joel Chandler Harris
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,896 times since then. Last updated on December 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on August 27, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3. submitted on February 21, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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