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Folly Beach (Images of America) (Paperback)

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Discover the history of Folly Beach and how it transformed over the years from Coffin Island to a popular vacation destination.

Folly Beach was not named for its carefree inhabitants' lifestyles, but it is a fitting moniker nonetheless. Originally dubbed Folly for its dense foliage and forests just across the marsh from James Island and Charleston, the six-mile sliver of land has served as an outpost for Civil War soldiers, an inspiration to George Gershwin, and a place of fond memories for thousands of residents, vacationers, and day-trippers seeking time to relax in the sea and sand. Long before Folly became a place for respite and relaxation, however, it served as a quarantine island for sick sailors, forebodingly referred to as Coffin Island. By the 1950s, Folly's dark history was sufficiently replaced with an amusement park, bowling alley, and moonlight dances out on the pier.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738598598
ISBN-10: 0738598593
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 15th, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America
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