civil war history: Marietta Celebrates Gone with the Wind - 06/09/11 07:29 AM
Celebration of Southern culture is an ongoing activity in this historic region of northwest <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Georgia.  Marietta is a city that was founded before the Civil War, and was the location of hard fought battles as General Sherman marched to Atlanta.  Tara, the memorable plantation and setting for the novel Gone with the Wind, is based on a local estate.  The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum is holding a celebration this weekend to mark the 75th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell’s famous novel with surviving cast members from the film, interviews, autograph signings and a … (0 comments)

civil war history: Marietta Celebrates Gone with the Wind - 06/09/11 07:28 AM
Celebration of Southern culture is an ongoing activity in this historic region of northwest <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Georgia.  Marietta is a city that was founded before the Civil War, and was the location of hard fought battles as General Sherman marched to Atlanta.  Tara, the memorable plantation and setting for the novel Gone with the Wind, is based on a local estate.  The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum is holding a celebration this weekend to mark the 75th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell’s famous novel with surviving cast members from the film, interviews, autograph signings and a … (2 comments)

civil war history: Celebrate the Battle of Kennesaw - 06/26/10 10:40 AM
Once again, Cobb County Georgia will celebrate its rich Civil War history.  The public is invited to take a journey back in history this weekend at the anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Free demonstrations of Civil War-related activities will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the field in front of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park's visitor center, at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive in Kennesaw. The center's information desk will have the exact locations for each of the different demonstrations.Infantry, artillery and Beardslee Telegraph demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day. An ongoing medical … (2 comments)

civil war history: From Ghostly to Grand - 09/08/09 06:07 PM

This story might be best reserved for printing at the end of next month, but it's too intriguing to wait that long.  Who says that small towns are boring?  With it's rich Civil War culture, Marietta, Georgia has many a tale to tell.  The historic battlefields surrounding the town serve as the final resting place for soldiers who fought the battle for Atlanta.
The Kennesaw House on the Marietta Square has always had a rich history. Since it was built in 1845 as a cotton warehouse, the building has been a hotel, Civil War hospital and morgue, retail shop, office … (4 comments)