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Happy Thanksgiving Day from the US Virgin Islands.

Happy Thanksgiving from the US Virgin Islands!

                                                     Happy Thanksgiving from our […]

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Creque's Chevrolet, Creque's Alley, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Creque’s Alley and the Famous Folk Band, The Mamas and the Papas

The History of Creque’s Alley Did you know that Creque’s Alley was named for the Main Street merchant, Henry O. Creque? When he purchased the three warehouse buildings and alleyways […]

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Billy Bones Beach Bar & Grill, Norman Islands, British Virgin Islands menu

Rare Billy Bones Beach Bar Menu Up For Sale!

While scrolling through ebay today, I came across one of the most interesting finds! It was a dinner menu from a restaurant my husband and I opened in 1997! How cool is […]

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Charles Lindburgh's plane and flower girl, Margie Creque in St. Thomas ,US Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Could This Be Charles Lindbergh’s Flower Girl? ~ 1928

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 […]

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Henry Creque Ten pounds

The Ten Pound Baby!

Ten Pound Baby🍼 Have you ever discovered articles about your family in the old newspapers?  I’ve been thrilled to find as many as I have for our family. Here’s an […]

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Treasure Hunting with Tony Creque on Norman Island, British Virgin Islands by Valerie Sims

Fun-Times Treasure Hunting with Tony Creque ~ 1986

Have you ever had a family member that made you laugh just to be in their presence? 😊 For me, it was my uncle, Tony Creque. Whenever we spent time […]

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Creque Marine Railway

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Before Hurricane Damage The Creque Marine Railway is a special, historic property that first became a part of our family’s holdings in 1910. While visiting over Christmas, I had the […]

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Francis Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Our Mother’s Memories of Mary’s Point ~ 1940s

Have you ever been to Francis Bay beach on St. John? 🌴 It’s one of the most beautiful beaches that form part of the National Park. During the summer of […]

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How Greek Mythology influenced our ancestor's passions ~ 1918

How Greek Mythology Influenced Our Ancestor’s Passions ~ 1918

Family Heirlooms Have you ever wondered about the history behind your family’s heirlooms? I was always an inquisitive child, constantly questioning my grandmother about her priceless treasures. Her parent’s home was filled […]

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Hurricane of 1867, British Virgin Islands history, Danish West Indies history, By Valerie Sims

ON THIS DAY, The Devastating Hurricane of 1867 hit the British Virgin Islands and Danish West Indies

ON THIS DAY, the costliest and deadliest hurricane of 1867, hit the British Virgin Islands and the Danish West Indies! Our 2x great-grandfather was just 9 years old. He spent […]

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bargain store, 40 Kings Street-min

Running a Mom and Pop Shop in St. Croix ~ 1900

Ever wonder what the mom-and-pop stores sold in the Danish West Indies? Generally speaking, EVERYTHING! 🍞👞 👢🍵 🐠 Our forefather opened several stores in his lifetime, each with an eclectic collection of items from […]

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Marlene and Diane walker

What College Friends Believed About the US Virgin Islands ~ 1950s

  Off To College In 1953, our mother and her sister graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic High School.   Both were the receiver of awards at their graduation […]

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