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St. John in St John, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Slave Quarters

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
1. Slave Quarters Marker
Inscription. Primarily used for sleeping and household storage, typical “wattle and daub”’ huts with woven stick walls (wattle), dirt floors, and tyre palm roofs comprised Annaberg’s slave quarters on the slope below. The exteriors were plastered (daubed) with fresh cow dung, clay, or a mixture of sand, lime, and water. The bedding was made of sacks stuffed with coconut husks. Cooking and chores were done in the surrounding yard.
 
Location. 18° 21.786′ N, 64° 43.812′ W. Marker is in St. John, Virgin Islands, in St John. Marker is on Virgin Islands Route 20. Touch for map. The Annaberg Sugar Mill is a unit of the Virgin Islands National Park. Marker is in this post office area: St John VI 00830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Annaberg Historic Trail (a few steps from this marker); Horse Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Boiling Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 4.6 miles away); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 4.6 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Additional keywords.
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
2. Slave Quarters Marker
This marker is on the grounds of the Annaberg Sugar Mill
 
Categories. African Americans
 
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
3. Slave Quarters Marker
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
4. Slave Quarters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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