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Flashback: The first transcontinental phone call was made from the Jekyll Island Club in 1915

Theodore Vail, the president of AT&T, had hoped to be alongside Alexander Graham Bell in New York when the inventor made the first transcontinental call to his trusted assistant, Thomas Watson, sitting 3,400 miles away in San Francisco. Hobbled with a leg injury on Jekyll Island, where he and other titans of industry escaped hard northeast winters, Vail instead participated from a parlor in the Jekyll Island Club as J.P. Morgan Jr. and William Rockefeller stood nearby.
The Rah Bar

55. The Rah Bar, Jekyll Island

Located on a dock, it offers live music (rock to reggae), a big deck, and what qualifies as a deal in these parts: two pitchers of beer and a pound of fresh shrimp for $31.

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