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Following the Tabby Trail provides a guided tour of some of the most significant tabby structures found along the southeastern coast and includes more than two hundred illustrations that highlight the human and architectural histories of forty-eight specific sites. Jingle Davis explains how tabby--a... Read More about
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Eighty miles south of Savannah lies St. Simons Island, one of the most beloved seaside destinations in Georgia and home to some twenty thousand year-round residents. In Island Time, Jingle Davis and Benjamin Galland offer a fascinating history and stunning visual celebration of this coastal communit... Read More about
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Ann Ford Nermoe
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A photographic journey around St. Simons Island on the Georgia Coast from the North End to the pier at the South End and from the Water. Over 200 photographs document the beauty of the Golden Isle.... Read More about
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Stephen Doster
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Cumberland Island is the southernmost and largest barrier island on the Georgia coast, with a history that predates the arrival of Western civilization in the Americas. Currently, it has few full- time residents, but its beauty brings thousands of visitors each year from around the world. Day hikers... Read More about
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Although it is among the smallest of Georgia's Golden Isles, Jekyll Island boasts a depth of history rivaling that of its larger neighbors. The island embraces two National Historic Landmarks, a listing reserved for the nation's most significant treasures. More than fifty archaeological sites have b... Read More about
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Recognized by the Georgia Press Association as among the state's best features/lifestyle columns, Larry Hobbs' weekly take on the fascinating history of Coastal Georgia's Golden Isles has become a reader favorite in The Brunswick News. In this compendium of the first year's worth of History columns,... Read More about
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Coastal Georgia History, 1500s to 20th Century.... Read More about
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Fifty years ago Georgia chose how it would use the natural environment of its coast. The General Assembly passed the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act in 1970, and, surprisingly, Lester Maddox, a governor who had built a conservative reputation by defending segregation, signed it into law. With this... Read More about
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With this collection of essays, Anthony J. Martin invites us to investigate animal and human traces on the Georgia coast and the remarkable stories these traces, both modern and fossil, tell us. Readers will learn how these traces enabled geologists to discover that the remains of ancient barrier is... Read More about
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Mary Bray Wheeler
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Do you want to experience the charm of Georgia's St. Simons Island? Do you long to see the little chapel at Frederica? Would you like to stand amid the ruins of Dungeness on Cumberland Island? Now you can. Come explore the historical places and beautiful settings of Eugenia Price's beloved novels in... Read More about
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Carol Ruckdeschel is the wildest woman in America. She wrestles alligators, eats roadkill, rides horses bareback, and lives in a ramshackle cabin that she built by hand in an island wilderness. A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol is a self-taught scientist who has become a t... Read More about
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AN HISTORICAL NOVEL Untamed, and virtually unchanged since its discovery in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe, Jekyll Island’s history unfolds with the excitement and suspense of a fairy tale.   Because so many of the world’s greatest minds and bank accounts gathered together in virtual isolation for... Read More about
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A broad-based coalition of conservative southern politicians, countercultural activists, environmental scientists, sportsmen, devout Christians, garden clubs in Atlanta, and others came together to push the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act of 1970 through the Georgia state legislature. The law was ... Read More about
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Oysters are a narrative food: in each shuck and slurp, an eater tastes the place where the animal was raised. But that's just the beginning. Andr Joseph Gallant uses the bivalve as a jumping off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the fut... Read More about
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Originally published in 1863, out-of-print and unavailable for almost a century, Frances Anne Kemble's Journal has long been recognized by historians as unique in the literature of American slavery and invaluable for obtaining a clear view of the "peculiar institution" and of life in the antebellum ... Read More about
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As a MEET ME... series edition, St. Simons Island draws people from all around the world with it's intriguing history and enchanting beauty. The best of updated classic island recipe selections from nationally acclaimed and best-selling cookbook author Daisy King, as well as St. Simons Island chefs.... Read More about
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Melissa Fay Greene
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Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everyt... Read More about
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Patricia Morris
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From the earliest tribes who hunted and fished to the tourists who relaxed on the beaches, St. Simons Island has been part of the landscape of Georgia's coast. When Gen. James E. Oglethorpe established Fort Frederica to protect Savanna.... Read More about
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Charles Seabrook
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In September 1996, Cumberland Island blasted onto the national news scene when it was revealed that John Kennedy, Jr., and Carolyn Bessette were married on the island in the First African Baptist Church--a simple one-room frame structure with eight handmade pews. When the flotilla of writers and pho... Read More about
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Amy Lotson Roberts, Patrick J. Holladay Phd
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The Golden Isles are home to a long and proud African American and Gullah Geechee heritage. Ibo Landing was the site of a mass suicide in protest of slavery, the slave ship Wanderer landed on Jekyll Island and, thanks to preservation e.... Read More about
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R. Edwin Green
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South of Savannah, along the picturesque and historic coastline of Georgia, lies a group of barrier islands known as the Golden Isles. This collection of coastal sea islands has attracted people--Native Americans, European settlers and vacationing sun-seekers--throughout history, for the islands' b... Read More about
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June Hall McCash, William Barton McCash
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From its inception in 1886, the Jekyll Island Club included in its elite membership the nation's wealthiest families, among them the Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, and Morgans. Far from the hectic northern cities where the members tended their fortunes, this private island refuge off Georgia'... Read More about
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Anouk Masson Krantz
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- Exceptional fine art photography 12 years in the making of the landscape and wild horses of Cumberland Island by a celebrated and award-winning photographer, Anouk Masson Krantz- An insider's exploration of a remote getaway off the coast of Georgia (site of the wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and C... Read More about
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Blair Witherington, Dawn Witherington
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Georgia and the Carolinas beckon curious beachcombers with over 600 miles of wave-swept Atlantic coastline. These beaches offer more than a sandy stroll amidst stunning scenery--they are alive As ever-changing ribbons of sand, these beaches foster unique life-forms and accept beguiling castaways fr... Read More about
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Ideal for amateur birders, nature enthusiasts, and visitors to the Atlantic coast, this guide presents 103 species of birds commonly seen on the beaches and in the marsh and inland areas of Georgia's coastal region. The guide features large color photographs for easy and immediate identification and... Read More about
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Janisse Ray was a babe in arms when a boat of her father's construction cracked open and went down in the mighty Altamaha River. Tucked in a life preserver, she washed onto a sandbar as the craft sank from view. That first baptism began a lifelong relationship with a stunning and powerful river that... Read More about
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Buddy Sullivan
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Sapelo, a state-protected barrier island off the Georgia coast, is one of the state's greatest treasures. Presently owned almost exclusively by the state and managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Sapelo features unique nature charac-teristics that have made it a locus for scientifi... Read More about
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William Rawlings
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Mile for mile, St. Simons Island--one of Georgia's Golden Isles--boasts as much history as any community on the East Coast. Originally an Indian hunting ground, it has been occupied or invaded by Spanish missionaries, British settlers, planters and their slaves, the Union army, the United States Nav... Read More about
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Pamela Bauer Mueller
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Born into slavery in 1831 on Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island, Neptune became the childhood friend and servant of plantation heir Henry Lord King.  Their devoted friendship, which finally evolved into a shared struggle to survive on the Civil War battlefields, is an inspiring example of how two... Read More about
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Have you ever wondered what left behind those prints and tracks on the seashore, or what made those marks or dug those holes in the dunes? Life Traces of the Georgia Coast is an up-close look at these traces of life and the animals and plants that made them. It tells about how the tracemakers lived ... Read More about
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Equal parts cultural history and memoir, God, Dr. Buzzard, and the Bolito Man recounts a traditional way of life--that of the Geechee Indians of Sapelo Island-- that is threatened by change, with stories that speak to our deepest notions of family, community, and a connection to one’s homeland. C... Read More about
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Since the 1940s, Jekyll Island has gone through a transformation from an exclusive private club where America's wealthiest families vacationed to a state-owned resort enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. The changes that came to Jekyll brought bothdisappointments and triumphs, and involved pe... Read More about
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When Nick Doms first saw Jekyll Island State Park in October 2014, it was love at first sight. He was stunned to discover that all the history books suddenly ended with the demise of the island as a private retreat for wealthy families in the 1940s, as if there was nothing more to tell after Georgia... Read More about
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Sudy Vance Leavy, Friends of Hofwyl
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Located where the Altamaha River empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Brunswick, Hofwyl-Broadfield was the last of the coastal plantations to grow rice. With welcoming views of the broad and expansive marsh, oak trees draped with moss, and a huge sky overhead, Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation was home ... Read More about
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Tina Skinner
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Visit treasured house museums in the lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia, exploring the essence of ante-bellum elegance. 222 lovely color photographs guide you through the corridors of nine classically built, exquisite manor homes and the shaded pathways that wend through heirloom gardens. Expe... Read More about
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Burnette Vansory, Burnette Vanstory
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Since it first appeared in 1956, Mrs. Vanstory's rich narrative of the barrier islands from Ossabaw to Cumberland--and the mainland towns along the way--has become the standard popular history of Georgia's golden coast. Thoroughly revised and with over forty new illustrations, this edition traces t... Read More about
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June Hall McCash
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During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and inaccessible social club in America, a group whose members included Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, Goulds, and Morgans, this quiet refuge in the G... Read More about
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Cumberland Island is the largest and most beloved of the Georgia barrier islands. Although it can be reached only by boat, more than forty thousand people make the trip each year to enjoy the island's natural splendor and solitude. As on most barrier islands, human activity has long been a shaping f... Read More about
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Cumberland Island is a national treasure. The largest of the Sea Islands along the Georgia coast, it is a history-filled place of astounding natural beauty. With a thoroughness unmatched by any previous account, Cumberland Island: A History chronicles five centuries of change to the landscape and it... Read More about
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Count D. Gibson
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The "Golden Isles" off Georgia's coast are important sources of history and legend. Oglethorpe's activities there, the Battle of Bloody Marsh, Fort Frederica, Spanish missionaries--all are prominent in Georgia history. Published in 1948, Sea Islands of Georgia focuses on their geologic history as it... Read More about
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Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, Janisse Ray
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Formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers, the Altamaha is the largest free-flowing river on the East Coast and drains its third-largest watershed. It has been designated as one of the Nature Conservancy's seventy-five Last Great Places because of its unique character and rich natur... Read More about
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The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coast--its natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival. Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seab... Read More about
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From the foremost authority on the famed Georgia barrier island, here is the first in-depth look at Jekyll Island's early history. Much of what defines our view of the place dates from the Jekyll Island Club era. Founded in 1886, the Club was the private resort of America's moneyed elite, including ... Read More about
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The fifty-two paintings gathered here reveal as never before the wild beauty of Little St. Simons, an undeveloped barrier island on the Georgia coast. In showing us the island's marshes and tidal creeks, shrublands and forests, and dunes and beaches, artist Philip Juras helps us understand the natur... Read More about
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From its small headwaters in Hall County, Georgia, the North Oconee winds nearly seventy miles, tumbling over granite outcroppings at Hurricane Shoals and on to Athens, where it meets the Middle Oconee. From there, the Oconee courses 220 miles through east-central Georgia to meet the Ocmulgee conver... Read More about
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T. Reed Ferguson
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Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible comprises commentaries on the deuterocanonical/apocryphal books which Martin Luther called useful and good for reading yet did not consider of the same authority as Scripture. Volume five of the Mercer Commentary on the Bible includes commentaries fr... Read More about
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Caroline Lovell Lovell
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Recounts the settlement of coastal Georgia, the development of the plantation aristocracy and the dreary days of War and Reconstruction. Chapter treatment given to: Guale, New Inverness, Frederica, The Revolution, Saint Simons Island, Sapelo, The Eden of Georgia, Wreck of the Pulaski, Broughton: The... Read More about
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Ruckdeschel Carol
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Having lived on Cumberland Island for more than forty years, Carol Ruckdeschel's goal has been to document present conditions of the island's flora and fauna, establishing a baseline from which to assess future changes. Since the late 1960s, she has witnessed many changes and trends that are often o... Read More about
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During the 1920s and 1930s, anthropologists and folklorists became obsessed with uncovering connections between African Americans and their African roots. At the same time, popular print media and artistic productions tapped the new appeal of black folk life, highlighting African-styled voodoo as an... Read More about
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One of the unique features of the Georgia coast today is its thorough conservation. At first glance, it seems to be a place where nature reigns. But another distinctive feature of the coast is its deep and diverse human history. Indeed, few places that seem so natural hide so much human history. In ... Read More about
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Sonja Olsen Kinard
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German U-boats lurked off the Atlantic coast, torpedoing American supply ships and depositing spies along the eastern seaboard. Blackouts were imposed. Sirens alerted citizens when air raids appeared eminent. The war reached Georgia's shores when two oil tankers were torpedoed within sight of St. ... Read More about
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Don Farrant
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In this book, you'll find plenty of evidence that the supernatural is alive in the Golden Isles. Crumbling slave cabins, plantation homes and grand mansions, ancient forts, even a hospital that once cared for the five hundred slaves of Retreat Plantation -- all have their own aura, created by those ... Read More about
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Joyce Blackburn
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James Edward Oglethorpe turned his back on Oxford University, his family's Jacobite schemes, and a career as courtier to a prince to settle as an English country squire. But history was not to let him stay unnoticed. As a member of Parliament in the eighteenth century, Oglethorpe fought for debtors?... Read More about
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Sidney Lanier
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The poems of Sidney Lanier continue to find an admiring audience more than a century after his death. Though his poetry evokes both the landscape and the romantic spirit of the Old South, his concerns for the natural world, spirituality, and the character of society offer universal appeal. This anth... Read More about
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As the wife of a frequently absent slaveholder and public figure, Anna Matilda Page King (1798-1859) was the de facto head of their Sea Island plantation. This volume collects more than 150 letters to her husband, children, parents, and others. Conveying the substance of everyday life as they chroni... Read More about
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