Park Service issues history booklet

The VI National Park announced a new pamphlet about the
island’s history after the end of slavery on St. John and before the
island began to appeal to tourists. Laurel Brannick, the park’s education specialist, said the document was prepared by van intern from the University of San Diego who spent the summer doing research, the Virgin Islands Daily News
reported.  "There’s a gap when it was a very quiet time on St. John and
people had to work hard to survive," she said. The booklet highlights
island activities of the time including the making of bay rum and
charcoal.  The work is aimed at children 10-12 who participate in the
Park’s Junior Ranger activities. Booklets may be ordered at
340-776-6201, ext. 257, the Daily News reported.

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