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# By savannahguy on December 03, 2006 8:36am
River Street, what can I say about it? Lots! River Street is THE place to see when you are in Savannah. Steeped in history it was an old port frequented by pirates and sailors. There even was a tunnel from the Pirates House to River Street that was used to Shanghai sailors who had gotten too drunk or were "slipped a mickey". They would find themselves on a ship miles out to sea when they awoke and were put to work on the ship for the next few months. Civil war history is also found here. When Sherman approached on his infamous "march to the sea". He did not want to have to fight for the city as the residents had flooded all the rice plantations around the city. The fighting would be a mucky mess and would have cost many lives on both sides. Since he had already taken Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill there wasn't much hope for the confederate soldiers and they took advantage of Sherman's halt on the outskirts to escape across the river to Hutchinson Island by removinf boards from buildings and making a makeshift bridge. Many movies have been filmed here. Glory, Forrest Gump, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and many more. Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Savannah for the St. Patricks Day celebration and it is very similar to New Orleans Mardi Gras. Paddle wheelers are available for tours and dinner cruises, Carriage rides, Restaurants housed in historic buildings and Ghosts are all part of Savannah's River Street. There is something for everyone here.
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