Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller

Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Pafford Miller (HM6HS)

Location: Baxley, GA 31513 Appling County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.639', W 82° 20.701'

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Baxley`s Caroline Pafford Miller (1903-1992) was the first Georgia novelist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The author was born in Waycross and spent her formative years in the South Georgia wiregrass country. After moving to Baxley she lived in houses on Anthony then Fair Streets. She observed the people of the area and collected many stories about the pioneer life of hardy yeoman farmers south of the Altamaha River.

These stories breathed life into "Carrie" Miller`s first novel, which was partly written at a favorite back table in the soda fountain of Barnes Drug Store. Lamb in His Bosom portrays the daily life and language of two farm families on their subsistence farms on the isolated Georgia frontier in the mid-eighteen hundreds. The novel was a best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1934. It went through at least 37 printings and was translated into several languages.
HM NumberHM6HS
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number001-1
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 372644 N 3516540
Decimal Degrees31.77731667, -82.34501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.639', W 82° 20.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 38.34" N, 82° 20' 42.06" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 179 Oak St, Baxley GA 31513, US
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