According to legend, six pirates chests were buried between two oak trees on Morris Island and were believed to still be there by the time of the Civil War.
- George Gershwin wrote the musical “porgy & bess while staying there, including the line “Summertime, and the living is easy”. And judged a beauty contest
1955 While renting a cottage on Folly, Elmer “Trigger” Burke (the man who killed Joseph “Specs” O’Keefe of the $1.2 million Brinks robbery) was arrested by the FBI at the corner of Erie & Center Street
The first surfers showed up in the 1960s (Pat Thomas).
Palm reading was banned in 1964.
— Tim Bryant
Surf Director at Pineapple Hill