The Georgia Rambler: A Potter's Snake, the Real Thing Recipe, a Satilla Adventure and More

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For years, veteran Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Charles Salter roamed the state in his 1975 Chevy station wagon in search of the most offbeat characters to appear in his celebrated column, "The Georgia Rambler." From tall tales of the Okefenokee Swamp, to treasure hunters of Duluth and ex-moonshiners of North Georgia, Salter's stories are as eclectic and extraordinary as the people he interviewed. Along the way, he discovered the alleged original recipe for Coca-Cola in the pages of an old pharmacist's book, a find that inspired an episode of award-winning radio show This American Life. Read these remarkable stories and more in this never-before-published compilation of the best of "The Georgia Rambler."
ISBN: 9781609492021
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Images: 52
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Charles E. Salter was born in Ocilla, Ga., June 9, 1933, and lived in Greensboro, Athens and Waycross before attending the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in journalism. He began his newspaper career as a reporter for The Macon News in Macon, GA. He was a reporter, wire editor and fishing columnist there before joining The Atlanta Journal in 1967. During 31 years at the Journal, Salter worked as a copy editor, makeup editor, picture editor, and weather columnist. For 24 years he wrote fishing columns and features for the afternoon paper, and the Sunday editions of The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. From 1976 to 1980, Salter traveled the state, writing the Georgia Rambler column. Salter and his Sallye are retired and live in Atlanta. They have three children---Suzanne Alexander of Thomasville, Ga., Laura Braaten of Cazenovia, N.Y., and Charles E. “Chuck” Salter Jr. of New York, N.Y.—and five grandchildren.