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Denslow’s Bermuda Fairytale
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Denslow’s Bermuda Fairytale

After the success of The Wizard of Oz, the book’s eccentric illustrator W.W. Denslow moved to Bermuda in search of inspiration and infamy. "Where is Bermuda?” said the Lion anxiously. “Is it a wild place, and is the voyage a dangerous one?”“Bermuda is the land of sunshine,” replied the steward, “a land of bananas, onions and lilies. You will be welcome there, and we will make your trip pleasant. Have no fear and trust in me." -Denslow's Scarecrow and the…


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Photo Album: Vintage Bermuda Forts

The first forts established in Bermuda were built under Governor Richard Moore in 1612 to protect against potential attacks from the Spanish. Due to Bermuda's strategic maritime location during wartimes, the British would go on to erect more than 90…


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Whatever Happened to Terry Tucker?

The presiding spirit or, in the eyes of some, the dragon lady- of old-style history in Bermuda. Between the 1950s and the 1970s, entering the cool gloom of the Par-La-Ville Library's ground floor from the bright humidity of Hamilton, you…


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12 of Bermuda’s BEST Historic Sites

Bermuda is a small island, which means that everything needed for a nation's infrastructure is packed close together. Everywhere has a story to go with it from the centuries of human history the island has experienced, and the millions of…


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LISTEN: World War II Story: Under Cover in France, 1943 – 1944

(Editorial Note: When John Hartley Watlington came home in 1944, it seemed as if he had returned from the dead, for he had been completely lost to his family for just under a year. He was extremely reserved concerning his…

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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front…