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Gone With the Wind

By Linda Tancs

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind spawned one of the highest-grossing motion pictures of all time, not to mention classic quotes.  Fans may love to talk the talk, but now they can walk the walk via the Gone With the Wind Trail.  Winding its way in and around Atlanta, the journey takes in sites such as Margaret Mitchell’s house (an apartment in the 1930s, which she famously referred to as “the dump”), her grave at Oakland Cemetery and the Gone With the Wind Museum, where Scarlett’s honeymoon gown (one of only eight originals known to exist) is a popular attraction.  Springtime is a great time for a visit, when the state is awash in color thanks to plentiful azaleas, wisteria and magnolias.  Don’t expect to complete the entire circuit (taking in Atlanta, Marietta and Jonesboro) in a single day.  Why should you?  As Scarlett so aptly put it, “Tomorrow is another day.”


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