Justin “Buz” Plyler and the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove are Ocean Boulevard icons
Justin “Buz” Plyler
Steadfast in the ever-changing landscape of Myrtle Beach, the iconic Gay Dolphin Gift Cove has changed little since opening in 1946 and a rebuild after Hurricane Hazel in 1954.
Buz’s father, Justin W. Plyler, stands in front of the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in 1950.
Buz’s mother, Eloise, and his sister, Kay, pose with two puppies in Myrtle Beach in 1938.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk as seen today and in the late 1950s.
The cement boardwalk that ran along businesses on the beach in downtown Myrtle Beach was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The damage from the storm surge not only destroyed much along the oceanfront, but also put Ocean Boulevard beneath four feet of sand.
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