Sentimental Savannah: Reflections on a Southern City's Past

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Moss-draped oaks, cobblestone streets and quaint downtown squares conjure up warm thoughts of Savannah, Georgia, a charming Southern city known for its rich history and matchless hospitality. But the city itself—beautiful as it may be—is a backdrop, a quintessential Southern stage where scores of memorable stories have been played out through the generations by the city's many colorful characters. Few know these characters and their exploits better than Polly Powers Stramm, an award-winning writer and longtime Savannahian. In this new book, Polly regales readers with timeless Savannah tales, capturing the nostalgic feeling of the good old days. From areas like the Old Fort to Ardsley Park, Polly offers intriguing and little-known details about Savannah's cherished neighborhoods and districts. Polly takes readers on a stroll down Savannah's memory lane, stopping along the way to visit with some of the city's most influential, memorable and unusual characters, whose stories include studying—and socializing—at Savannah's beloved schools, dancing on the pavilion at Tybee Island, and picking violets along the railroad tracks outside of town. Sentimental Savannah offers a captivating collection of writings, all full of history and nostalgia. These pieces offer an insider's perspective on the fascinating places and the unforgettable people who have contributed to make Savannah the enchanting city that it is today.
ISBN: 9781596291409
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 36
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Polly Powers Stramm is a freelance writer and contributes regularly to the Savannah Morning News and Savannah magazine. She also works as a stronger for People magazine. She has authored three books and is currently working on a Savannah-themed cookbook.
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