Folly Island Back Beach

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Sepia photograph of four men with two row boats on a rocky beach of Folly River. Several pilings can be seen in the background. Handwritten on reverse reads, "Piling being put down for long bridge - (first one). Property of Mrs. Courtenay Olney." Mrs. Courtenay Olney is thought to be Mary Helen Lee, wife of Courtenay and sister-in-law of Lottie S. Olney. This image was removed from the 1950s Folly Beach Township records available in the Manuscript Collection of the Archives.

Please contact the Museum's archivist with any information regarding the Olney family and/or early Folly Island development.