26 August 2010

Literary Landmarks of the Southern States: A Second Tour

The small city of Hapeville, Georgia, which is very close to Atlanta and just on the edge of Hartsfield-Jackson airport, marks the beginning of our second tour of the American South. It's a convenient place to begin such an enterprise, as the I-75 (which runs through Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as the non-Southern states Ohio and Michigan) is at the eastern extremity of the city. This marker shows a representation of a steam train and the date 1891 because the railroad depot was dedicated a year before Hapeville was chartered in 1891. Much literary stuff to follow in due course.

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