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Forty Miles to Macon

0 h 05 min

Tyler Goforth’s "Forty Miles to Macon" is to Macon, Georgia as Merle Haggard’s "Okie from Muskogee" is to Muskogee, Oklahoma. This true story of Tyler’s visit to his ancestors is a reminder to us all to seek out our heritage and make every attempt to understand our history. More than a music video, "Forty Miles to Macon" is a short musical travelogue that highlights some of Georgia's historic places from The Old Mill in Juliette, Georgia, which was featured in the Oscar-nominated 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes, to Macon’s historic Riverside Cemetery, which was established in 1887. Tyler and his father had always talked about visiting Tyler's Great-grandparents’ gravesite. Then, one sunny afternoon, the father-son pair picked up Tyler’s uncle in Jackson, Georgia and began the 40-mile road trip to the Riverside Cemetery. Tyler’s great-grandfather, Charles McKenzie Goforth, was a superintendent of a brick company in Macon, but had a calling later in life to become a traveling Baptist minister. Charles was one of 21 children and his father fought in the American Civil War. Charles’ wife, Annabelle Hall Goforth, was a homemaker and they had seven children. In "Forty Miles to Macon", we follow Tyler Goforth as he writes his Macon anthem while embarking on the trip once again.

Title Forty Miles to Macon
Director Daniel Espeut
Runtime 0 h 05 min
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not rated
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