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Antique Views of the Virgin Islands For those who love collecting Virgin Islands memorabilia, there’s a rare album created by F.M. Corneiro available on eBay today. Inside, are ten views of St. Thomas including, Fort Christian, Government house and many of the local churches. This is a one-of-a-kind collection. Have a look at previous treasures […]
Here’s a little poem to brighten your day, found in the Danish newspapers. 🗞 Pass It On by Rev. Henry Burton Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on T’was not given for thee alone. Pass it on Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another’s tears, Till in heaven, the deed appears— […]
A City of Music and Laughter St. Thomas made such an impression on one traveler that he dubbed the island, a City of Music and Laughter. Here’s a letter he wrote to the editor of the local newspaper of his marvelous stay in St. Thomas and how the friendliness of the people made him feel […]
What Drink Does Here’s a post found at the archives of Royal Danish Library on drinking and its effects. There were several articles written in the St. Thomas newspapers, extolling the virtues of abstaining from alcohol.
Transfer Day This wonderful book is an action-packed adventure that brings to life a fading West Indian sugar colony in the last days of Danish rule.” ~ 1916 “A page-turner with emotional resonance.” –Publishers Weekly St. Thomas This is a beautiful story set in the Virgin Islands by someone who grew up on the island and […]
Early St. Thomas Telephone Subscribers When telephone wires were being strung along the streets in St. Thomas, residents were excited! Hello, and happy greetings would soon be shared over the wires. ~ 1907 The concession to operate the first telephones on the island was granted to Knud Bent Hey, the Building Inspector who was also credited […]
After the War, What? An Interesting Lecture by Adolph Sixto A Full House at the Apollo Theatre Adolph Sixto gave an interesting lecture at the Apollo Theatre which was filled to capacity. ~ 1915 All in attendance were eager to hear him speak on the future of the islands. Here is the account of that evening […]