Famous Atlanta cemetery faces long recovery after tornado





Oakland Cemetery is a quiet place where people gather for memorials one day and weddings the next, where workers picnic among gravestones and neighbors turn wandering brick paths into jogging trails.
But this resting place of governors, Confederate generals, "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell and golf legend Bobby Jones looks anything but peaceful now.

The March 14 tornado that swept through Atlanta blazed a path right through the cemetery, uprooting towering trees, smashing gravestones and toppling monuments. And more than a week after the storm touched down on hallowed ground, its path is still easy to trace.



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