It's Outdoor Wednesday hosted by the lovely Miss Susan at A Southern Daydreamer
and there's a Beach party going on over at Miss Gina's The Shabby Chic Cottage which I was thrilled to find since I was showing off our beautiful Tybee Island today
History of Tybee Island, Georgia
The name "Tybee," like the history of the Island itself, has many interpretations. Most historians believe "Tybee" is derived from the Native American Euchee word for "salt" – one of many local, natural resources that played important roles in the Island's history.
Spanish explorers were searching for riches in the New World, and in 1520, Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon laid claim to Tybee as part of Spain's "La Florida" –- an area that extended from the Bahamas to Nova Scotia.
In 1605, the French were drawn to Tybee in search of Sassafras roots, considered to be a miracle cure at that time. The Spanish would fight the French in a naval battle just off shore to Tybee to regain control over the area.
For many decades pirates visited the Island in search of a safe haven and hiding place for treasure. Tybee and other remote islands were also a source of fresh water and game.
for the rest of the story click here The history of Tybee
Come and join us for all the fun ..... at Miss Gina's beach party and be sure to go over to Miss Susan's for Outdoor Wednesday there is so much to see and do woo hoo got to get going . Have fun ~ hugs ya'll, Cherry