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Did You Know . . . ?

  • Columbus, the first tourist to St. Croix, was driven away by a rain of arrows from the Carib Indians.
  • Under FDR's New Deal, the federal government produced a rum here called "Government House." FDR designed the label himself.
  • Alexander Hamilton once worked in a hardware store on St. Croix.

In His Footsteps: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)

Alexander Hamilton was an American statesman from the West Indies who served brilliantly in the American Revolution. He wrote many of the articles contained in the Federalist Papers and became Secretary of the Treasury to George Washington. He was noted for both his literary and oratorical skills. Though he was born on the island of Nevis, Hamilton spent his adolescence in St. Croix.

  • Birthplace: The British-held island of Nevis on January 11, 1755.
  • Residences: Nevis, St. Croix, various cities in the United States.
  • Final Days: In a duel fought with Aaron Burr, Hamilton was mortally wounded and died July 12, 1804.
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