The following poem was found in a little book called, A Souvenir by Charles A. Emanuel from St. Thomas. ~ 1912 There are so many wonderful poems written long ago about the Virgin Islands. I love discovering them and sharing them here on the blog. Africa Arise By Charles A. Emanuel Africa arise! The dawn […]
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Different Uses for St. Johns Bay Rum According to this old advertisement, St. Johns Bay Rum was a popular remedy for everything! It was used as fragrant toilet water, hair lotion, shampoo, shaving disinfectant, an invigorator, a headache cure, for rheumatism, dyspepsia, heartburn, protection against mosquitoes, and as a remedy for seasickness! To learn more about […]
A Brief History of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church The history of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church is fascinating! After learning of all the fires that have destroyed the building since its inception, the edifice that stands today is a historic landmark and a true testament to the faith and resiliency of […]
Celebrating the First Carnival Festival Here’s an old advertisement for the first carnival festival held in the Danish West Indies now the US Virgin Islands. Boat races, confetti battles, greased pole contests, donkey races and more marked the joyous occasion. Visit the shop!
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Where Denmark’s Son’s are Sleeping By C.M. Conrad The western sun is sinking low in clouds of gold and crimson, The evening shadows lengthen In the little churchyard, where awhile I linger, memories creeping From out the past, that haunts the isle Where Denmark’s sons are sleeping. Sad memories, yet sweet withal, Of those kind […]
St. Thomas Lager Beer Here’s an old advertisement for St. Thomas Lager beer, the most delicious beer on the market! Visit the shop!