Photographs by Benjamin Galland
Cumberland Island: Footsteps in Time is the first book about the island that offers readers a complete history of the island combined with stunning photography and historical images. Richly illustrated with more than 250 color and black-and-white photographs, it is a comprehensive history, from native occupation to the present. Author Stephen Doster takes the reader on a chronological journey, outlining the key events and influential inhabitants that have left their mark on this stretch of Georgia's coast.
Each chapter focuses on a specific era: indigenous occupation; Spanish occupation; English occupation; the colonial period and War of 1812; the planter era and Civil War; the Gilded Age; north-end settlements and hotels; and the creation of a protected national seashore.
Read more from the University of Georgia Catalog (pages 12-13) about this book here.
See the Atlanta Journal-Constitution book review!
Missing Chapter 10! Chapter 10, personal accounts of longtime Cumberland Island residents, was not included in the final published material. But you can view this chapter here.
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