"Old Glory" Floats There

Boston Herald

Among the lands lately acquired by the United States is a small island situated in the Pacific Ocean, about seven days out from Honolulu, which is the largest and most populous of the group known as the Samoan or Navigators' Islands, and is called Tutuila. It rises from the sea from twelve hundred to two thousand feet, and is covered with a rich, luxuriant vegetation. Bread—fruit, banana, cocoanut, orange, pine—apple, and cassia trees abound, and afford not only food for the natives, but shade for their roads and houses, and clothing and material for building, etc.

The island has several excellent harbors, of which that of Pago Pago (or, as it is pronounced, Pango Pango), on the southern side of the island, is the best, and is connected with the sea by a very deep, but narrow channel. At this place, on a convenient point of land, all the wharves, sheds, etc., of the United States coaling station are to be erected.

Spring Cleaning
August 9, 1900

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