The Historic Oakland Cemetery of Atlanta: Speaking Stones

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Overview
Approximately seventy thousand souls lay in rest at historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. They are the silent witnesses of what has gone on before. Their stones carry their stories and the history of Atlanta. Cathy Kaemmerlen, renowned storyteller and Georgia author, explores the tales behind many of the cemetery's notable figures, including: • Margaret Mitchell, of Gone with the Wind fame • Bobby Jones, 1930 winner of all four major golf championships • The Rich brothers, founders of Rich's Department Store • Joseph Jacobs, in whose pharmacy the first Coca-Cola was served
Details
ISBN: 9781596293304
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Georgia
Series: Landmarks
Images: 41
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Author
Cathy J. Kaemmerlen, a revered Georgia storyteller and author of General Sherman and the Georgia Belles, serves as a member of the National Storytelling Association and Southern Order of Storytellers. As a writer drawn to history, Kaemmerlen used her experience in drama and choreography while researching and writing over twenty historical performance pieces. With The Historic Oakland Cemetery of Atlanta, she takes her expertise from the stage to the page.