Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: Georgia’s Literary History

This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted the Mildred L. Terry Branch Library as part of National Library Week and the theme “Find Your Place at the Library.” In continuation of that theme, this week’s online historical marker scavenger hunt explores Georgia’s authors and poets, and the works that shaped our state’s literary history.

To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers to the questions! You can access the online database by following this link. Once there, search all of Georgia’s markers by keyword, location, region, time period, subject, and marker program to answer the following questions. For a quick tutorial on how to use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database, click here.

Click the toggle below to access the Georgia’s Literary History Scavenger Hunt.

Click here for a printable version of the online scavenger hunt. Once you complete the scavenger hunt, check your answers here!

  1. What years did Margaret Mitchell write Gone with the Wind?
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  2. This poet is best known for his works “The Marshes of Glynn” and “Song of the Chattahoochee.”
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  3. This Pulitzer Prize nominee and five-time recipient of the Georgia Writer Association’s literary achievement award spent most of his life living in Union County.
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  4. William Caruthers authored this book in 1841, one of the earliest novels published in book form in Georgia.
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  5. Governor Jimmy Carter appointed this person the Poet Laureate of Georgia in 1973.
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  6. Who was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature? For what novel?
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  7. This person is considered Georgia’s “lost poet,” and is said to have influenced the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
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  8. Widely known for his role as a newspaper publisher and the first vice-president of the Republic of Texas, this person also published Verse Memorials, a volume of poetry.
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  9. This author compiled and published Uncle Remus tales, based on African-American folk lore, and served as associate editor of both the Savannah Morning News and Atlanta Constitution.
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  10. Born in Savannah, this writer moved to her family’s farm in Milledgeville where she published two novels and two collections of short stories.
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