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1. The smallest of the Golden Isles, this island is privately owned but has been turned into a resort area for a very small number of guests at a time.
2. This doesn't refer to a cat, but to a building material which combines lime, sand, water and crushed oyster shells. Fort Frederica and Horton House, built in the 18th century, are two striking island examples of the historical sites which were built with this material.
3. Approach to the islands can be made either by causeway or boat from the mainland city proclaimed by George Washington as one of the five points of entry to the newly formed United States.
4. The islands are part of Glynn County, established in 1777. The musician and poet author of "The Marshes of Glynn" was born (1842) in Macon, Georgia. This bridge over the South Brunswick River is named in his honor.
5. One of the privately owned islands is renowned for a resort named The Cloister. In 2004 this privately owned and limited access island was chosen for the G8 summit.
6. This author was charmed by the region after a visit and relocated while she wrote a St. Simons' Trilogy of books, "The Beloved Invader", "New Moon Rising" and "Lighthouse".
7. This Bluff got its name from the Captain of HMS Hawk which brought the first English settlers to the area. Island oaks harvested from here were used to build the United States' original six frigates. One of these, the USS Constitution, was nicknamed "Old Ironsides" because the cannonballs bounced off the live oak.
8. This product, grown on the islands from approximately 1786 to 1920, became famous because the extra long staples provided weaves of soft, durable cloth.
9. Until the depression and World War II, this island boasted a Club for the prosperous and elite. A place for them to hyde--eh, um, hide.
10. In addition to all of the other attractions, nature has provided over 100 miles of what sun lover's paradise?
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