Anchored Yesterdays

The Log Book of Savannah's Voyage across a Georgia Century, in Ten Watches

Elfrida De Renne Barrow and Laura Palmer Bell

Afterword by William Harris Bragg

Title Details

Pages: 160

Trim size: 155.575mm x 203.200mm

Formats

Hardcover

Pub Date: 10/31/2001

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2246-9

List Price: $26.95

Anchored Yesterdays

The Log Book of Savannah's Voyage across a Georgia Century, in Ten Watches

Elfrida De Renne Barrow and Laura Palmer Bell

Afterword by William Harris Bragg

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  • Description
When the first edition of Anchored Yesterdays was published in 1923, Savannah had yet to become one of the South's most picturesque and popular tourist sites. This new edition replicates the substance and charm of the privately printed original. Assembled here, as timeless as the town they describe, are many memorable places, people, and events from Savannah's first hundred years. Beginning with the story of Savannah's founding as the first city in "The Colony of Georgia in America," the authors lead us through ten "Watches," detailing accounts that reflect Savannah's importance as a seaport. Elfrida De Renne Barrow and Laura Palmer Bell also describe numerous landmark events in the history of Savannah and the Georgia coast, from the Battle of Bloody Marsh to the first nationally celebrated Thanksgiving Day. Offering year-by-year accounts that range from details of political assemblies and the development of Savannah's newspapers to news of smallpox epidemics and the cotton trade, Anchored Yesterdays is a unique record of Savannah's early history and culture.

About the Author/Editor

Elfrida De Renne Barrow (Author)
ELFRIDA DE RENNE BARROW (1884-1970) was an active member of the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames. She was the author of articles published in the Georgia Historical Quarterly, coauthor of Georgia: A Pageant of Years, and an early contributor to Poetry magazine. Barrow is coauthor, with Laura Palmer Bell, of Anchored Yesterdays: The Log Book of Savannah's Voyage across a Georgia Century, in Ten Watches. Barrow was a founding member of the Poetry Society of Georgia and a lifelong supporter of Georgia history and the arts.

Laura Palmer Bell (Author)
LAURA PALMER BELL (d. 1968) is coauthor, with Elfrida De Renne Barrow, of Anchored Yesterdays: The Log Book of Savannah's Voyage across a Georgia Century, in Ten Watches. She was a founding member of the Poetry Society of Georgia and a lifelong supporter of Georgia history and the arts.