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Old 30-05-2012, 01:22 AM   #555
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Jekyll Club

The Jekyll Island Club was a Private Club located on Jekyll Island, on the Georgia coastline. It was founded in 1886 when members of an incorporated hunting and recreational club purchased the island for $125,000 from John Eugune du Bignon. The original design of the Jekyll Island Clubhouse, with its easily identifiable turret, was completed in January 1888. The club thrived through the early 20th century with an exclusive limited membership consisting of many of the world's wealthiest families at the time, most notably the Morgans, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilts.

The club officially opened its doors when the executive committee arrived for the 1888 season on January 21.

Recreation during the club era...

The Jekyll Island Club was a unique resort, more family oriented than the Union Club of New York or the Chicago Club. Women were encouraged to hunt, ride and camp.

When the club started out, hunting was a major recreational activity for both men and women.

All members were to report daily what they had killed and turn it over to the club. Wild game was a common sight on the menu of the clubhouse.

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