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St. Croix — A fascinating island with a “melting pot” historical and cultural background— a derivative of Santa Cruz which Columbus named it when he arrived with 18 ships in the year 1493 — A ‘Paradise’ on earth which scores of seasoned travelers frequent for business and pleasure and finally, home to Crucian Gold! The one-stop-shop for the finest in Caribbean (and more specifically Crucian) jewelry!
St. Croix is an island where the history is as interesting as the people themselves. In the past, the island, together with its sister islands of St. John and St. Thomas, has been owned and operated by as many as seven nations. All of whom were fascinated by the geographical location and pleasant climates of this ‘American Paradise’.
The following timeline illustrates the brief history of this wonderful island:
|Up to AD 1500||The island of St. Croix is inhabited by the Igneri and then, later by the
Arawak and Carib Indians.
|AD 1493||Christopher Columbus drops anchor on the north shore of St. Croix. He
names the islands Santa Cruz (Holy Cross).
|AD 1625||The Dutch and the English settle on the island.|
|AD 1650||Governor de Poincy gains possession of the island for the French
|AD 1651||The Knights of Malta purchase Santa Cruz from the French king for
personal use. Santa Cruz is renamed St. Croix in 1653.
|AD 1665||The French West India Company buys St. Croix.|
|AD 1674||The French Crown takes possession of the French West India Company
|AD 1733||The Danish West India and Guinea Company buys St. Croix from France.|
|AD 1753||The Danish crown takes over ownership of St. Croix from the Danish West India and Guinea Company.|
|AD 1801||St. Croix briefly captured by the British.|
|AD 1803||Back in the hands of the Dutch.|
|AD 1871||The capital of the Danish West Indies moved from Christiansted to
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.
|AD 1917||The Danish West Indies are purchased by the United States.|
Since 1917 the US government has administered the three islands — St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.
Bishop family moved here in the 1950′s. Brian was the first born here and now has children and grandchildren all born on St. Croix.
Crucian; a name for anything or anyone indigenous to or pertaining to “St. Croix”; the largest of the entire United Sates and British Virgin Islands.
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