JONESBORO PROCLAIMS APRIL 18- PETER BONNER DAY
People gather outside of the Road to Tara Museum to hear Peter Bonner discuss
his new tour.
Pictured from Left to Right: Patrick Duncan, Peter Bonner, and Jonesboro Mayor
Luthor Maddox, posing for a photo on Peter Bonner Day. Mr. Duncan is the President and CEO of the Clayton
County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Saturday, April 18, in conjunction with the premiere of the new Peter Bonner
Gone With The Wind Tour, was proclaimed Peter Bonner Day.
The Peter Bonner Gone With The Wind Tour was penned by local historian and
author, Peter Bonner. The Peter Bonner Gone With The Wind Tour is a narrated
70-minute tour aboard a climate controlled mini-bus. This tour highlights the
stories from Jonesboro and Clayton County which parallel those in Gone With The
Wind. The recorded audio is Peter Bonner’s own voice, along with music and sound
effects, recounting the stories that he has been telling since 1996. Peter
Bonner’s Gone With The Wind tour is the only one of its kind anywhere. It is
only fitting that the tour takes place in Jonesboro/ Clayton County, the only
place to have the designation the Official Home of Gone With The Wind as
designated by Stephens Mitchell, Margaret’s brother, and by the Georgia
The tour departs from the Road to Tara Museum and Visitors Center in the
historic Jonesboro train depot at 104 N. Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236.
Visitors interested in reservations should call 770-478-4800 or email Julie@visitscarlett.com.
Governor Sonny Perdue signs Proclamation honoring Peter Bonner, historian,
author and president of Historical & Hysterical Tours, Inc.
20, 2006 ceremony in Governor Sonny Perdue's office during which he signed a
Proclamation honoring Peter Bonner, historian, author and president of
Historical & Hysterical Tours, Inc. Dressed in period garb, Bonner joined the
Governor to receive his award of recognition for the more than fifteen years he
has been providing thousands of Georgia visitors with his long-running Gone With
The Wind tour. Governor Perdue asked Bonner to autograph a copy of his latest
book, Lost in Yesterday, Bonner's 70th anniversary tribute to Margaret Mitchell
encompassing his historical account of the decisive two-day battle of Jonesboro
during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Bonner has conducted extensive
research at Archives I, Archives II, and the Southeast Region. The framed
document that Bonner is holding is a facsimile of his grandfather's World War I
Draft Registration Card, courtesy of the National Archives Southeast Region.