Walk ‘Gone With the Wind’ Trail
HAZLEHURST, Ga. – Atlanta. June 1936. A few patches of the horse-and-buggy Old South remained as the once slow-moving city first named Terminus and then Marthasville began emerging into the glass-towered mega-metropolis that it is today.
But during that summer, a big book titled “Gone With the Wind” was published by a little woman named Margaret Mitchell – she stood just under 5 feet tall – and perhaps for one of the first times the Civil War was told from a woman’s perspective.
Three years later in 1939, the silver-screen version of the book heated up movie theaters with scenes such as the burning of Atlanta and the smooching between Scarlett O’Hara and her rascally beau, Rhett Butler.