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If it were not for St. Simons Island's long and diverse history it would be quite a different place today. During the time when the British were colonizing the middle and northern parts of the United States, the Spanish had claimed Florida as their own and were determined to expand northward. The land between Spanish and British claimed lands was often the subject of dispute. In an effort to suppress Spanish invasions, James Oglethorpe established a fort on St. Simons Island called Frederica, named after the King's daughter. This fort was a vital stronghold on July 7, 1742, when a group of Spa. . .