U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Thomas - A Cha Cha Family
U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Thomas - A Cha Cha Family. A small population descended from 17th and 18th century French Huguenot immigrants who originally settled on St. Barts. The Virgin Islands has a number of ethnic groups making up its population. The Cha Chas the tiniest in number (no more than 3000 of the 100,000+ on all 3 islands and 99.9% of them live on St Thomas), they form a distinct ethnic unit apart from other islanders (probably the closest comparison group to them would be the Cajuns of Louisiana). This fact is even noted in the Encyclopedia Brittanica in its coverage of the Virgin Islands (they also referred to them as a clannish, aloof and industrious community). Date: 1937
Hi Jolly Memorial
Memorial to Hi Jolly, a Syrian Al-haji whose name was too difficult to pronounce. The inscription reads: THE LAST CAMP OF HI JOLLY BORN SOMEWHERE IN SYRIA ABOUT 1888 DIED AT QUARTZSITE DECEMBER 16 1908 CAME TO THIS COUNTRY FEBRUARY 10 1856 CAMELDRIVER - PACKER SCOUT - OVER THIRTY YEARS A FAITHFUL AID TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ARIZONA HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
© Walter Rawlings/Mary Evans Picture Library
Immigrants at Ellis Island, New York, 1911
Photograph showing a potential immigrant being rejected by US officials, one of whom is marking him with chalk to signify his rejection, Ellis Island, New York, 1911. The original caption of this image suggested that this man had not passed the medical examination and would be sent back to his port of origin.
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