Tybee Island

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Tybee Island is a tiny piece of land, only-two-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide; however, its strategic location near the mouth of the Savannah River assigned to it an important role in the birth and history of the state of Georgia. Over this coastal community five flags have flown, representing Spain, France, England, the ConfederateStates of America, and the United States of America.Using numerous vintage photographs from the archives of the Tybee Island Historical Society, Tybee Island guides the reader through over two hundred years of history. Although much of its history is linked to nearby Savannah, Tybee is singular among Georgia's coastal islands, and has a history and lore that is uniquely its own. This visual journey begins with the building of Georgia's oldest and tallest lighthouse, and continues through Tybee's involvement in the Civil War. Also covered are the island's later roles as a military installation, apopular coastal resort, and a residential community. Vintage photographs recall earlier days on Tybee, when the island was known as "Ocean City," "Savannah Beach," and, to some, "the best kept secret on the East Coast."
ISBN: 9780738505763
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Georgia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author James Mack Adams is a retired educator who resides on Tybee Island, where he works as a freelance journalist and serves on the board of directors of the Tybee Island Historical Society. His engaging text coupled with the historic images will rekindle fond memories for island residents and give newcomers an appreciation for Tybee's special place in Georgia history.
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