Photographs of the British Virgin Islands ~ 1956 Don’t forget to visit the Shop!
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the transfer of the Danish West Indies to the United States of America. Fearing Germany’s advances on Denmark and its possessions, as well as protecting their route to the future Panama Canal, the United States purchased the Danish West Indies. They paid $25,000,000. At the time, the islands were in the most desperate economic situation. […]
The Swedish American liner, M/V Kungsholm, looked like one of the largest ships in the world when it was anchored in tiny Caneel Bay. She was gigantic! Maybe because this was the first time in the history of the islands that a luxury ocean liner visited both the island and a US National Park. Filled to maximum […]
Virgin Gorda I love finding and collecting vintage postcards! Here’s one from a guest staying in the British Virgin Islands in 1958. “A beautiful place with wonderful accommodations! Food is simply marvelous with plenty of fruit and fish native to this area. Hurricane Cleo passed by last night, but not much damage here.” HVJ To find […]
Margie Creque 🌺 Family Story: True or Not? Have you ever been told a fascinating story about a member of your family and attempted to verify it, only to be frustrated by what you found or didn’t find? My grandmother shared many intriguing stories throughout my childhood, which in turn, ignited my love for genealogy. […]
Creque’s Alley Number 3 This alley, located in St. Thomas, was said to be haunted during the 1930s. 👻 My grandmother lived upstairs with her husband and told us many years later of the sounds she used to hear. It was a private alley and no one but the family really used it. On several […]
The American Red Cross Society Did you know that the American Red Cross has been working in the Virgin Islands for one hundred years? The organization was established under one of the first Naval Governor’s, James Harrison Oliver. Since then, they have been helping residents in their darkest hours. Some of their accomplishments in the […]
Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in St. John’s history. Below is an account of that fateful day found in a book entitled, A Historical Account of St. Thomas West India Islands by John P. Knox. The Slave Insurrection of 1733 By John P. Knox A large body of slaves had […]