Thanks to the Birmingham Public Library for alerting us to author O. Henry’s birthday today. The writer best known for this story “The Gift of the Magi” was born William Sydney Porter September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. His hometown erected a three-piece outdoor sculpture in his memory that represents “Magi” and “The Ransom of Red Chief.” A bronze statue of O. Henry and another of his dog, Lovey, complete the tribute.
Find out more about O. Henry’s Greensboro haunts by downloading the Deep South Literary Trail App.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Tony Shaw, tonyshaw3.blogspot.com.