Splendid Isolation: The Jekyll Island Millionaires’ Club 1888-1942
By Pamela Bauer Mueller
Published: October 14, 2009.
Between 1888 and 1942, many of the world’s greatest minds and bank accounts gathered in splendid isolation for three months each year, often making history on Jekyll Island. A group of tycoons with surnames such as Rockefeller, Morgan, Vanderbilt, Pulitzer, Baker and others formed their exclusive Millionaires’ Club on this island hideaway—the richest and most inaccessible club of that time.