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#51 - GUAM

Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1915
Lithographer: Unidentified

Guam map - U. S. Navy Coaling Station, destroyer; Copra
Area: 210 sq. mi
Population: 12,517
Scenes: U. S. Navy Coaling Station; Copra

Reverse - Text

Guam, an island in the Pacific Ocean, lies in a direct line from San Francisco to the southern part of the Philippines, and is 5,044 miles from San Francisco and 1,506 miles from Manila. The gross area is 210 square miles. The capital is Agana. Guam came into the possession of the United States in 1898. Arbuckles' Coffee comes to you with all its precious coffee aroma preserved in sealed packages.
     The island is fertile and to a great extent covered with timber lands. The inhabitants are mostly immigrants or descendants of immigrants. There are 18 schools and about 90 per cent. of the natives can read and write. The prevailing language is English.
     Guam is used as a naval and coaling station, the commander of the station holding the office of governor.
     The productions include tropical fruits, cacao, rice, corn, tobacco and sugar cane. Copra is the leading industry. Droughts and typhoons often visit the island and affect the yearly production, however.
     The climate of Guam is tropical.
     Population in 1914, 12,517.
This is one of a series of 54 cards.