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St. John - Virgin Islands

The Danish West India and Guinea company settled St. John. in 1718. The Danish crown took full control of the colony in 1754, and was quick to establish a number of sugar plantations. The island has an ugly history of slave labor. Slaves from Africa were used, along with the indigenous Carib and Arawak indians. Today remnants of the islands plantation history are all over. The most famous of those being the Annaberg sugar mill ruins. To me though there are many more interesting structures around the island that have begun to be reclaimed by nature.

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