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Howie52: My DW was from Lancaster, Ohio - birthplace of General Sherman. When we drove
to Florida for our honeymoon, she refused to drive through Atlanta. She had
heard of drivers being harassed. I had never thought about the situation -
but when "The Civil War" show on national public television came on, there was a
discussion about "Marching Through Georgia" and the song was played as a dirge in

My stint in the army took me to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (in the 1960's) to the missile school there. One of my fellow students was of the black persuasion. He was afraid to drive into town (Huntsville.) But there came the day he had to drive into town (I think it had to do with his voter registration or some such - maybe driver's license.) Sure enough, his car was rear-ended by a blonde Alabama lady. She was gracious and apologized profusely, and her insurance covered his damage. Of course, one could rationalize that Huntsville was inured to Yankees and other riff-raff because of the arsenal. This was where the Apollo program was developed. The test firings of the main engines were awesome. Some windows were broken in the town. I was able to witness a test firing.

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