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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM26LF_auchumpkee-creek-bridge_Culloden-GA.html
This bridge, 120 ft. long spanning 96 feet, was built in 1892 by the firm of Herring and Alford, using the town lattice construction. Its cost of $1,199 was funded by the Upson County Commission. It is the last remaining covered bridge in Upson Co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM268E_the-beach-pavilion_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
The Beach Pavilion in front of you opened on September 25, 1955 to great fanfare, as St. Andrews Beach became the first public beach in Georgia to welcome African Americans. Celebrations included a motorcade, dedication ceremony, and music by the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM268D_beach-access_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
From the late-1800s until the mid-1960s, Jim Crow laws enforced racial segregation in the South. These laws prevented African Americans from enjoying equal access to the same public spaces as white people, including restaurants, buses, schools, dr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM267B_the-dolphin-motor-hotel_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
The St. Andrews Beach Corporation formed in early 1956 to build a motel and restaurant here on Jekyll Island's once segregated South End. The company included many successful black business owners from Brunswick. In partnership with the Jekyll Isl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2679_st-andrews-beach_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
On March 6, 1948, Jekyll Island opened as a state park for the citizens of Georgia. However, the new public seashore was not available to everyone, at first. Because of segregation, African Americans could not visit many areas of Jekyll Island, in…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM266G_the-dolphin-club-lounge_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
From 1959 to 1966, the Dolphin Club Lounge provided lively entertainment for visitors to the historically black St. Andrews Beach. Juke joints like this one once stretched across the southeastern United States. On remote Jekyll Island, the Dol…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM265S_arriving-on-this-island_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
They came by water. Long before the present-day causeway was built, the only way to reach Jekyll Island was by boat. Large steam-powered vessels from the North such as the Mallory Steamship Line delivered Club staff and sundry personal items incl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM265R_childhood-in-an-island-paradise_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
The corridor of Pier Road was not only the hub of service for the Jekyll Island Club, it was also the heart of the community for countless employees. Yes, here you would find a taxidermy shop, upholstery shop, coal storage, woodsheds and equipme…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM265G_a-winter-city_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
Under the original landscape plan, 50 plots of land were laid out around the Clubhouse in a very community-oriented fashion. However, not all of the members chose to build their own cottages on these plots. Over the years a thriving communi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM265F_old-world-charm_Jekyll-Island-GA.html
Keeping the peace as well as providing superior service was a difficult task. These two skills and countless other responsibilities were entrusted to the Club superintendent. Men such as J. P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer and Henry Hyde knew exactly h…
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