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Danish West Indies ~ History

The Burning of the Telegraph Office in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1909 By Valerie Sims

Fire Destroys the St. Thomas Telegraph Office ~ 1909

On this day in 1909, a horrific fire destroyed the iconic building which housed the Telegraph Office in St. Thomas! The […]

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Veteran postman Joseph Lorand accepts award in the Danish West Indies ~ 1911 By Valerie Sims

How St. Thomas Honored the Longest Serving Veteran Postman ~ 1903

Recently, several friends on Facebook have wondered about the identity of a Veteran Postman seen in this postcard image above. […]

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Grundlov Celebration

GRUNDLOV Constitution Celebrated! ~ 1914

The Grundlov Celebration ON THIS DAY in 1914, the Grundlov celebration took place at the Apollo theatre in St. Thomas.  This […]

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Henri Konow

How the VALKYRIEN’S Band Honored Their Commander ~ 1916

HMS Valkyrien After rumors of an impending disturbance among the laboring class began to surface, the local government sent a […]

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Beretta

Taking the Last Danish Census ~ 1911

By Dr. Dante Beretta Census Day The 1st of February 1911, Census Day, was an important day for the town of Charlotte […]

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Earliest Story Found by J. Antonio Jarvis, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1917

Discovering One of the Earliest Stories by J. Antonio Jarvis

J. Antonio Jarvis Great discovery!!  Here is one of the EARLIEST stories published by J. Antonio Jarvis! He was only […]

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Choosing a new name for the Danish West Indies, the American Virgin Islands ~ 1917 By Valerie Sims

How a New Name for the Danish West Indies was Chosen ~ 1917

Choosing a New Name Months prior to the official Transfer Day ceremony, a resolution was submitted to the House of Representatives […]

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Former President Theodore Roosevelt visits St. Thomas and St. Croix in the Danish West Indies ~ 1916 By Valerie Sims

The Landing of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in St. Croix ~ 1916

Governor Lars Christian Helweg-Larsen on left stands next to Colonel Theodore Roosevelt (wearing a suit of dark grey tweed) and […]

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Trepuk, Danish West Indies, History, Henry O Creque, St. Thomas, 1902

How a Heartfelt Letter Written 100 Years Ago Still Has Meaning ~ 1902

As I perused through fragile, old letters and newspaper clippings that have been saved by many generations in our family, there was one […]

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SS Prasident transports BVI workers from the Dominican Republic to the Danish West Indies ~ 1912 By Valerie Sims

Sugarcane Laborers Return Home on a German Cargo Ship ~ 1912

During the summer of 1912, many seasonal sugarcane laborers from the British Virgin Islands, working in the Dominican Republic, returned […]

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The Loss of the British sloop, SYRIA off St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1912 By Valerie Sims

Sad Sea Catastrophe: The Loss of the British Sloop, SYRIA ~ 1912

The history of the Creque family is filled with intrigue and adventure!   However, it also has its fair share of calamities. Six branches […]

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Touring the big ship Malakka in Thomas, US Virgin Islands ~ 1914 By Valerie Sims

A Few Lucky Residents Tour a One of a Kind Wonder Before She Sunk ~ 1914

Many generations of our family have loved touring the vessels that anchored off St Thomas. ⚓  Watching movies on the Carla […]

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Former President, Theodore Roosevelt attends the Carnival Ball in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies ~ 1916

Carnival Ball Held in Honor of Former President, Theodore Roosevelt ~ 1916

The third Carnival to be held in St. Thomas, was planned to coincide with the arrival of one of the most […]

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The Dutch Schooner, Venture is lifted at the Creque Marine Railway, Hassel Island ~ 1912 By Valerie Sims

This Schooner’s Photograph Became a Popular Postcard ~ 1912

After I saw this postcard online of a vessel at the Creque Marine Railway, I thought I would share a […]

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