5 APRIL 2015
 Savannah, Georgia: Sherman’s March to Forrest Gump

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Photos by Corey Sandler,  5 April 2015

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Silversea Silver Shadow at the dock on the Savannah River today

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The Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah

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The Waving Girl,   memorializing Florence Martus (1869-1943), who greeted arriving and departing ships from the shoreline here.

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The Old Savannah Cotton Exchange, from 1887.

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The former home of the Savannah Morning News, where Joel Chandler Harris, the paper’s associate editor began writing the Uncle Remus tales.

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Along the river

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Spanish Moss in the morning light

General William Tecumseh Sherman concluded his infamous March in Savannah.

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Sherman’s troops arrive in Savannah

Johnny Mercer picked up some of the rhythms of the descendants of West African slaves who began their work as slaves when they landed here; on some isolated islands and backwaters the Geechee dialect survives.

The founder of the Girl Scout movement came from here.

Paula Deen began her culinary cuisine with a home business called “The Bag Lady” and progressed from there to fame and a bit of disrepute.

And Forrest Gump (or Tom Hanks, to be more precise) sat on a park bench in downtown to recount his memorable but decidedly fictional story for a cinema classic.

Also happening here, and memorialized in a bestselling book and a strange, mostly true film was a notorious murder that involved a cast of characters stranger than anything Hollywood could concoct. The book and movie were “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

A SAVANNAH ALBUM, Part 2

Photos by Corey Sandler

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