Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh my what a wonderful day.
Why are we singing the Song of the South, it must be that we’re parked in front of the Uncle Remus Museum which is located on US 441 in the town of Eatonton GA., the birthplace of the author of all the Br’er Rabbit stories. Joel Chandler Harris was born in Eatonton , when he was 13 years old he got a job on the Turnwold Plantation where he was a printers helper, the plantation was about eight miles out of town and he lived there with the owner. To entertain himself at night after work he would go sit on the porch of the slave cabins and listen to the stories that the slaves told. Later in his life when he was living in Atlanta he wrote and published these stories that he remembered from his youth on the plantation. There is not too much at this museum, it doesn’t take more then 15-20 minutes to see everything, but it’s only a buck and you can walk through the Briar Patch.
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This is just something that we stumble across where criss crossing the back roads of Putman County.