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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 20th Century You Might Not Know

New economic pillars sprang up for Bermuda in this age, including tourism and international business. This economic growth meant that we enjoyed a higher standard of living than many other developed countries, and our focus on tourism lead us to preserve open spaces.   1. The first official cup match took place in 1902, but the game actually dates back to 1848 as part of an annual summer picnic held by the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of St.…


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Bicycling Bermuda: February 1930

This article is taken from our archives. It appeared in the very first issue of The Bermudian Magazine in February 1930 and was written by Margaret Copp, who gives a charming account of her visit to Bermuda where she hired…


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A Pauper’s Holiday

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Miss Scoville, who recently was graduated from Vassar College, wanted to see Bermuda. She…


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The Old Time Hamilton/Paget Rowboat Ferry

For a couple of centuries rowboat ferries plied their trade from dawn till the wee hours of the morning rowing people, their bundles, bicycles and babies from Hamilton to Paget and back again. Here is what it was like. This…


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The Opening of the St. David’s Island Bridge: July 1934

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1934 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  St. George’s had a gala day with pageantry, in showing honour to her patron…

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The History of Smith’s Island, Bermuda’s First Colony

Smith's Island is an unassuming, often overlooked land mass in St. George's Harbour. Though it is sparsely developed today, it was the home of the very first Bermudian settlers - those few men who stayed behind while the Sea Venture…