Jekyll Island, GA: Playground of the Wealthy
Christophe du Bignon and his family ran a plantation on Jekyll Island in 1792. In 1888, his son Henri and his brothers opened the Jekyll Island Club, an ultra-exclusive winter getaway for only the wealthiest Americans. Each January from 1888 to 1942, club members (limited to 100) visited the island for biking, hunting, tennis and sun bathing, activities modern families enjoy on Jekyll Island to this day.
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