Fripp Island resort marks 50 years

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View of a small bridge off a golf course on Fripp Island in South Carolina.

On Sunday, Fripp Island marked 50 years of since development began of what was totally undeveloped and inaccessible barrier island.

While nature is still quite visible on the 3,500-acre island today, it's a far cry from the days when dirt roads were bulldozed through the woods, wild boar were tracked down, and the developers lobbied (and failed) to get the state to build a road.

There's a brief video over on the page of "Fripp Island: The Documentary Project" that will show you views of the island during its early construction, Wikipedia has some basic info about the island's history and fame, and The Island Packet has a write-up from the event marking 50 years.