2003 Literary Landmarks

  • The Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. America's first subscription library started by Benjamin Franklin.

  • Beluthahatchee, Fruit Cove, Fla. Woody Guthrie wrote the final draft of his autobiographical
    Seeds of Man and the ballad "Beluthahatchee Bill" here.

  • Central Children's Room, Donnell Library Center, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. Since 1987, this has been the home of the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed bear and four of his companions - Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, and Kanga.

  • Nevada State Library & Archives, Carson City, N.V. This is the site Robert Laxalt considered his second home while growing up in Carson City.

  • Territorial Community of Claremore, Claremore, Okla. This is the birthplace of playwright and poet Lynn Riggs and the setting of Riggs'
    Green Grow the Lilacs, the play that became the Broadway musical

  • St. George's Episcopal Church Rectory, Clarksdale, Miss. The writings of Tennessee Williams were influenced by the people, land, and spirit of this Mississippi Delta area.

  • Hancock County Library, Bay St. Louis, Miss. Stephen E. Ambrose researched his book
    Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
    1863-1869 here, along with other titles.