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December 2007 Newsletter



Grave Site Identification on St. John, Virgin Islands:
The Use of Grave Markers and Commemorative
Space during the Danish Colonial Period

By Helen Blouet

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Figure 14: Kapok (silk cotton) tree, in vicinity of graves, Bordeaux Mountain.

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Figure 15: Possible fieldstone grave marker in vicinity of kapok tree, Bordeaux Mountain.

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Figure 16: Tonis's grave, bearing a worn inscription, in L'Esperance Estate Cemetery.

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Figure 17: L'Esperance cemetery, with Tonis's grave in the foreground and others in the background.

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Figure 18: Grave marker of possible enslaved laborer, just outside L'Esperance Estate cemetery.

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Figure 19: Cruz Bay cemetery, with examples of fieldstone markers in the center of the picture.

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Figure 20: Examples of fieldstone markers, Cruz Bay cemetery.

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Figure 21: Circular stone burial, Reef Bay, St. John.

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Figure 22: Stone pile burial, Reef Bay.

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Figure 23: William Marsh grave, d. 1909, Reef Bay.

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Figure 24: Beverhoudt family cemetery entrance, Cruz Bay.

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Figure 25: Grave bearing a cross, Beverhoudt cemetery, Cruz Bay.

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Figure 26a: Ann Beverhoudt (top), Sarah Martin (bottom), Beverhoudt cemetery, Cruz Bay.

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Figure 26b: Sarah Martin, Beverhoudt cemetery, Cruz Bay.

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