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Island of History

June 21, 1998

I enjoyed the article on the Golden Isles of Georgia ("Where Old Money Played," June 7), but, as a history buff, was disappointed that no mention was made of the highlight of my two visits to the islands: Ft. Frederica on St. Simons Island, an earthwork fortification constructed in 1736 by Gen. James Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia colony, and English settlers.

The location of the moat, which was built to prevent incursions from the south by the Spanish and which surrounded the fort, is still visible, and the munitions storage building, made of "tabby," a mixture of lime, sand and oyster shells, is still partially intact.

DALE N. DAILY

West Hills

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