Development on St. John – A 1937 Perspective

Cinnamon Bay Trail Overlook
View from the Cinnamon Bay Trail Overlook

Development

“Several new roads were being cut up the hillsides and Agnes (Sewer) told us that Paul (Boulon) was beginning to erect a few cottages (at Trunk Bay) to rent to winter visitors; we knew he had the plan in mind but, at last, he was putting it into action…. Tourists were coming. Nice tourists, probably… but to our way of thinking, even five more white people on the north shore would destroy that splendid something that had made St. John a paradise and given us the two happiest years of our lives. The coming exploitation was inevitable, and it would be a good thing for a batch of black people who were very close to our hearts and for the white people that came, it would be marvelous. But for us it was ruined.”

Desmond and Bet Holdbridge, Escape to the Tropics, published in 1937.

Moonrise
There was a spectacular full yellow-colored moonrise last night. The moon will be a bit smaller tonight, but if you happen to have an unobstructed eastern view, check it out. The moon will rise at 8:59 PM AST

St. John Weather

Partly cloudy with rain showers
High of 81 degrees F
Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon
Chance of rain 20%
Sunset: 6:32 PM AST
Water temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas): 86 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
Stephan Sloan
5:30 – 8:30
776-5336

Barefoot Cowboy Lounge
Michael Beason
7:00 – 9:00
201-1236

Beach Bar
John Sutton
9:00
777-4220

Castaways
Mikey P 8:00
Dance Party 11:00
777-3316

Cinnamon Bay
Eddie Bruce Drum Circle
6:30 – 8:00

Concordia
Bo & Lauren
6:30 – 9:00

High Tide
Mikey P
9:00
714-6169

Miss Lucy’s
David Reed
6:00 – 9:00
693-5254

Morgan’s Mango
Lauren Jones
6:00 – 9:30
693-8141

Ocean Grill
T-Bird
6:30 – 9:00
693-3304

Rhumblines
Erin Hart
7:00 – 10:00

Spyglass
James Milne
5:00 – 8:00
776-1100

Shipwreck Landing
Mitch Woods
7:00-10:00

Skinny Legs
Chris Carsel & Company
6:00
779 4982

See Weekly Music Schedule

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