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Ga., SC mountains mark 40 year ‘Deliverance’ anniversary

It is hard to believe it has been 40 years since this movie exploded on the scene. My sister Janice and I rafted down the Chatooga River one weekend. That was my first experience rafting and it was a blast. I am thinking it was after the movie came out but I need to see if my sister remembers better than I do.

This weekend, communities along the Chattooga are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the movie’s release with the first-ever Chattooga River Festival, even though some locals are unhappy with the idea of reminding the world of the area’s connection to the movie.

“It’s one of those cases where some good comes out of most everything,” said Stan Darnell, chairman of the Rabun County, Ga., board of commissioners. “Certainly a lot of good came out of that, as far as opening up film industry, the kayaking, the camping.”

via Ga., SC mountains mark ‘Deliverance’ anniversary | CNSNews.com.

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