Nick Doms and From Millionaires to Commoners: The History of Jekyll Island State Park. When Nick Doms first saw Jekyll Island State Park in October 2014, it was love at first sight. He discovered that the history books ended with the demise of the island as a private retreat for wealthy families in the 1940s, as if there was nothing more to tell after Georgia acquired the land for a state park. The author researched the Jekyll’s story to learn about the people who designed, constructed, and managed the enormous transformation and he tells the fascinating story of the island, sharing facts from history books, primary documents, and untold stories from locals who have lived on the land for several decades. Discover how a private, secluded, and exclusive island came to be a state park with open and affordable access to everyone.
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G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of the book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible.
Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library?
Event Location: St Simons Casino Room 108.