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For several years, starting in 1948, a small colony of Americans lived on Palmyra under the employ of the CAA (forerunner of the FAA). These photos show a visit to the colony by the atoll's owners, the Fullard-Leo family.

They had just recently…

Date: 1947

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During the CAA occupation of Palmyra, a school was setup for the children of the families living and working there. This scan of the first awarded grammar school graduate certificate belonged to Eugene Norton, who went back and visited Palmyra in…

Date: 1949-06-19

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In 1998, Dr. James Maragos was part of a joint effort by the USFWS and Nature Conservancy to explore Palmyra as a possible nature preserve and adventure tourism site. While there they took a number of photographs of the coral and wildlife.


Date: 1998

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