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Anoak-canopied,riverfrontcompoundcontainingthemainLodge,guesthousesandcottagesholdsthetinysliverofLittleSt.SimonsIslandnotlefttoitswhollynaturalstate.Fromhere,sandyroads,windingtrailsandtidalcreeksleadtodiscoveriesthroughouttheIsland'sseasons-eachwithitsownmagic.Springfindswoodlandsofsongbirdsreturningfromtheirsouthwardmigration.Summer'swarmthbeckonsalongwidebeachesawashwithshells.Fallbringsfishingtomindandgoldencolorstothemarshgrasses.Andwinterdays,wonderfullymild,concludefireside.RELAX.ANDRECONNECTTOTHENATURALWORLD.WelcometoLittleSt.SimonsIsland3

ThosewhoownLittleSt.SimonsIsland,andthosewhovisitandleaveowningtreasuredmemories,areboundbyacommonloveforthisextraordinaryIsland.In2008,theIslandobservedits100thAnniversary.Itwasandremainsacelebrationofanabidingdevotiontolettingnaturereignandtosimplyleavingwellenoughwonderfullyalone.ThislegacynowprefacesanevendeepercommitmenttoecologicalstewardshipthatwillpreservetheIslandwhileenhancingtheguestexperienceforgenerationstocome.GualeIndiansaredrawntotheIsland'soyster-ladencreeksfromvillageslocatedonnearbybarrierislandstofish,huntandgatheroysters.Thepilesofdiscardedoystershellstheyleft,calledmiddens,areamongtheIsland'soldesthistoricsites.MajorPierceButler,ownerofvastriceandcottonplantationoperationsalongtheGeorgiacoast,acquiresLittleSt.SimonsIslandandplaces500acresontheIslandundercultivation.FannyKemble,anotedauthorandactress,isthewifeofPierceButlerIIwhoassumedownershipofLittleSt.SimonsIslandin1836.ShevisitstheIslandandcallsita"forestinthesea"anda"tangledwilderness."FrenchExplorerJeanRibeautencountersasmallislandoffGeorgia'scoastandcallsitLittleSt.Simon'sIsland.SamuelAugspourger,aSwisscolonist,becomesLittleSt.SimonsIsland'sfirstprivateowner.700A.D.1562176017741839YOURPLACEINHISTORYHistory4