Lore & Legends of the Golden Isles
From the world’s tallest wooden structures that housed the Navy’s blimps to the Germans' coming ashore during the early days of World War II, so many of these stories capture the legends of the Golden Isles. Add an ill-fated lover atop a white horse, and one listens incredulously to the lore that surrounds the islands on moonlit nights when strange happenings are said to occur.
Entire books have been written on the area’s ghost stories and haunted streets, and tour guides tell other stories and give credence to many legends. In fact, most residents have their own tales and legends that, when prompted, they will gladly share. For these are the bits of history that are told and retold, often embroidered and remembered and passed down by each generation. Thus the lore and legends of a locale are part of local history that adds to a sense of place, the specialness of an area such as the Golden Isles of Georgia.
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