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Going to Tybee in early 190s
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In front: Webster Heidt. Front row left to right: Bessie Gnann (Burns), Lulie Hinely (Zittrouer), Fred Seckinger, Janie Mallard & George Gnann. Back row: Billy Edwards, Eva Gnann, Rosabell Heidt, Harry Hinely and Mae Seckinger

Back in the early 1900s an outing for young people was to take the train to Tybee Island Beach. It was a day trip accompanied by a picnic lunch. Much different was the dress to go to the beach. They wore their Sunday best and often posed for the photograph, a souvenir of the event. 

Personal note: Many thanks for all of your support during my recent cancer treatment. I am sorry for being unable to do the weekly columns but will try to have something for you in the weeks to come.

This was compiled by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email