Are you curious about Virgin Islands History?
Join me as I open up our old family albums!
You'll discover fascinating events that occurred in the history of the Danish West Indies, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands!
Many of the photographs I'll be sharing were taken between the early 1900s to the 1970s.
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💛 Preserving and Sharing Virgin Islands history
What's striking is that many of the photographs were taken by our great grandfather, Herman O. Creque or members of his immediate family, with some from other sources. All of them are 50 to 100 years old!
Herman O. Creque
At various times in Honorable Creque's life he was part of the Colonial Council, St. Thomas Militia, Chamber of Commerce, Home Guard, Fire Brigade and many other reception committees. This allowed him unprecedented access to memorable moments in Virgin Islands history.
These are exclusive stories! Only a handful have ever been shared with the public before now. Each photograph has been researched thoroughly. Where possible, I've included the dates, location and relevant newspaper clippings.
Love of Family History
Tracing our family's history has been my passion and I look forward to sharing my discoveries with you. As a bonus, I'll also include actual Haunted House Stories and Treasure Tales that were shared by our ancestors. ☠️
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Countdown to the 100th Anniversary!!
Transfer Day Celebrations
1917 - 2017
On March 31, 1917, the Virgin Islands will celebrate 100 years since it became a part of the United States.
Huge festivities are being planned for the commemoration. You can follow along on the scheduled activities at vitransfercentennial.org.
Most of the images below were taken during the 1917 Transfer ceremony in St. Thomas. Governor Henri Konow, the U.S. Marines, Danish military and citizens, including our great grandparents were all a part of this memorable day.
The events planned for the Centennial Celebrations are going to be spectacular! Make plans now to attend! 🇩🇰 -> 🇺🇸