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Here are the answers to Girl Scout Search Hunt 2021 – Easy:


When was Oakland Cemetery established?


What year marks the center stone of Oakland’s gate?


How many acres make up Oakland?

48 acres


1. Margaret Mitchell Marsh

Margaret Mitchell Marsh (1900-1949) achieved worldwide fame for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Gone with the Wind (1936), which has been translated into more than 40 languages and remains one of the best-selling books of all time. As a child, Margaret listened to stories told by the “old-timers” who visited with her family and later used many of these stories for Gone with the Wind. The Oscar-winning movie Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta in 1939. Margaret Mitchell is one of seven Oakland women who are Georgia Women of Achievement. This recognition honors Georgia women who made an impact on the state and its citizens.

2. 1916

Mary Glover Thurman was often called “The Angel of Atlanta.” She grew flowers at her home (located where the Biltmore Hotel stands today) and delivered them to the sick in local hospitals. Her marker is one of four markers at Oakland recognized by the Smithsonian Museum as significant outdoor sculptures.

3. “Make New Friends”

Ellen Hillyer Newell Bryan was active for more than 60 years in the Girl Scouts – she was commissioner of Atlanta Girl Scouts in the 1930s and elected to the National Board of Directors for many years. The first board member emeritus elected to the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council, Ellen Hillyer Newell Bryan recently had a lake named in her honor.

4. Our favorite Girl Scout Song is Brownie Smile!

I’ve got something in my pocket,

It belongs across my face.

I keep it very close to me,

In a most convenient place.

I’m sure you couldn’t guess it,

If you guessed a long, long while;

So I’ll take it out and put it on,


5. Selina J. Mitchell Quarles

Selina J. Mitchell married Reverend Frank Quarles, the pastor at Friendship Baptist Church, in 1880. Spelman Seminary, later Spelman College, was founded in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church the following year. Today, Spelman is the oldest private historically black liberal arts college for women in America.  Selina Quarles joined the first class of students at Spelman and attended at least through 1886. When Selina’s daughter Frankie was old enough to enter Spelman, she was not allowed to pay for her tuition. All of her expenses were covered because of her parents’ contribution to the college. Selina Quarles died on April 17, 1902, at the age of 56. Quarles women have attended Spelman for five generations.

6. Rosa Harris Palmer

Rosa Harris Palmer graduated from the Spelman Seminary nursing program and served as Superintendent of McVicar hospital, founded in 1901 at Spelman. In 1916, she became head nurse at the Fair Haven Hospital (established as Fair Haven Infirmary in 1909). Her future husband, Dr. Loring Palmer, was on the staff of Fair Haven. She later served as supervisor of nurses at Harris Memorial (from its founding until her health declined). The Harris Memorial hospital also trained African American nurses and was known as a facility for children.

7. Lucy Rucker Aiken

Lucy Rucker attended Atlanta University and worked in the civil service in Washington, D. C. before marrying Walter “Chief” Aiken. He started the Aiken and Faulkner Construction company in Atlanta, the largest African American homebuilder in the nation in the late 1940s. He was also a football coach and coached at Atlanta University. After her husband’s partner left the business, Lucy Rucker Aiken became president of the construction company. She continued to operate the rental portion of the business after Walter’s death in 1965.

8. The Geography of Race

9. Laura Isabel Moore Wylie and 1858

An accomplished poet and journalist, Laura Isabel “Lollie Belle” Moore Wylie took a position as the society editor for the Atlanta Journal, becoming the first woman to hold a paid position at a Georgia newspaper. Wylie co-founded the Woman’s Press Club of Georgia in 1891. She organized the Atlanta Writer’s Club, the South’s first literary organization, in 1909. Although she earned a living by writing, Wylie’s passion was music. She wrote both music and lyrics, and several of her songs were published. One of her works, “Georgia,” was adopted as the state’s official song in August 1922. “Georgia” remained the state’s official song until 1979 when “Georgia on My Mind” was adopted.

10. The King of China

In 1892, Julia Fraser traveled to China to represent the First Methodist Church of Atlanta as a missionary. She served for 34 years.

11. April 10, 1857

Fannie Rich Haas was born into a family of German-born business innovators. Her brothers founded Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta in the 1860s. She later married Aaron Haas (1841-1912), who was part of one of the first Jewish families in Atlanta. Together, Fannie and Aaron encouraged the growth of Atlanta’s Jewish community. Fannie felt it was important to give back to her community and make Atlanta a better place for all its citizens.

12. How many symbols did you find? One of our favorite symbols include the anchor (hope), rosemary (remembrance), and a bird (a soul in flight).

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