St. Simons Island: A Summary of Its History

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The History Press, 1982 - History - 90 pages
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This is a very accessible history of St. Simons Island, Georgia, written to give the reader an overview of the island's history. With a keen eye for detail, the author has illuminated over 300 years of history on St. Simons Island.Beginning with an examination of the Native American inhabitants and their early interaction with European settlers, through to the early colonial period, Reverend Edwin Green presents a balanced interpretation of St. Simons Island's history. Continuing through the antebellum period and into the early twentieth century, the reader is introduced to the people and events that have shaped this unique Georgia island.This straightforward and insightful volume will appeal to residents, visitors and day-trippers alike as a concise history of one of the most beautiful of the Sea Islands.
 

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Preface
9
Purpose
11
The Island and the Indians
13
The Spanish Missions Jesuit and Franciscan
19
The English Period General Oglethorpe the Wesleys and Bloody Marsh
25
Early Plantation Era
35
Plantations in Maturity and Decline
49
Old Mill Days
61
Early Resort Days
67
Later Resort Days Automobiles the Causeway and Sea Island
71
The Residential Era
77
The Sophia Hopkey Story
81
Further Reading
89
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