Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fredriksted, St. Croix, USVI

Frederiksted is a town on the west end of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is home to Fort Frederik, constructed to protect the town from pirate raids and attacks from rival imperialist nations. It was named after Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754.
The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed on July 3, 1848, at Fort Frederik on the waterfront.
Frederiksted maintains its original seven street by seven street city design and is host to several historic structures. Among them are the protestant Church, St. Patrick's Catholic Church built in the 1840s and its new renovatedprimary school, the Customs House, the 19th Century Apothecary,

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