A splashing fountain . . . a rusty chain . . . a polished light fixture . . . a weathered gravestone: oft-overlooked objects whispering the stories of mansions and slaves and shipwrecks. These are the hints of history on Jekyll Island, one in a chain of coastal islands running the length of southeastern Georgia.
Dig your toes into the sands of its quiet beaches, explore winter homes of past millionaires linked by crushed oyster-shell sidewalks, pedal your bike beneath swaying strands of Spanish moss. Then challenge yourself with Walk Our Paths: Jekyll Island, intended to serve as a companion volume for traveling to this idyllic location.
Within these pages you will uncover a visual scavenger hunt. Colored photographs depict a varied collection of local objects found within this historic community. Follow the clues, discover the location of the artifacts, then reach out and touch the mystery of southern history from the early 1700s to the 20th century. Your sleuthing will bring its own reward.
Enjoy the challenge of the hunt, discover the uniqueness of Jekyll Island, but most of all, take pleasure from the moments you have to “Walk Our Paths”.