Whole sweet little
crappy old book to read or borrow for free here.
That infallible source tells me that Stanton, hailing from, and always living in Georgia, was sometimes called the James Whitcomb Riley of The South. Indeed, they were pals!
Stanton was named poet laureate of Georgia– the first southern state to have a poet laureate.
On many occasions, leading to his selection as poet laureate, Stanton was called on to furnish poetry for occasions of state, one of them being the opening of Atlanta’s Cotton States and International Exposition (1895). On 1916 February 23, the day after Stanton’s 59th birthday, public schools throughout Georgia held commemorations of his achievements.
Public schools commemorating a poet.
Crappy olden days.