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A Short Anniversary

Sixty years ago, an advertisement in The Bermudian announced the arrival of the most recognizable image of Bermuda – it’s shorts. The year was 1947. World War II had ended two years prior. American gangster Al Capone died at age 48. India and Pakistan gained independence from Britain. The spread of communism in Europe marked the birth of the Cold War. In Bermuda, 1947 marked the end of the railway and the introduction of buses and automobiles. International business was introduced to our economy. And the relentless destruction of...

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Historical Echoes of the “Old Town”

The article Historical Echoes of the “Old Town” by Ronald John Williams first appeared in the August 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It has been reproduced digitally exactly as it was printed. Before the Causeway was built that connects St. ...

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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...

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Walter Hilgrove Ingham, the Last of the Rowboat Ferrymen

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1952 of The Bermudian. On the 18th day of February in the year 1902 a young boy, fifteen years of age, walked down the steps of the Corporation dock in Hamilton,...

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A Day at the Races

This is an archived article. It appeared in a past issue of The Bermudian.  If you’d like to produce a faster and funnier movie film comedy than the celebrated Marx brothers’ “A Day at the Races,” all you need do is take your camera ...

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A Pauper’s Holiday

This article originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of The Bermudian.  Miss Scoville, who recently was graduated from Vassar College, wanted to see Bermuda. She had heard that the colony, being one of the fashionable resorts of the ...