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Danish Era 1665-1917

In 1665: Denmar
k after visiting the Caribbean several times looking for territories to Speculating - late in the game as it was - in the already two hundred year European colonization of the Caribbean claimed St. Thomas through the skipper Erik Neilson Smidt, who planted the Danish flag into the ground of Sankt

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English Era

In 1653: Oliver Cromwell
(drove the Spanish out for England) during the English period. The French moved into St. Thomas with force to take over completely but was usurped by the English and Louis XIV.

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French Era

Date? French men settled in St. Thomas possibly disturbing the peace with Dutch settlers still here. They were able to settle and did enough to be noted as a former French colony.

 

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Dutch Era

In 1640s: St. Thomas became inhabited by the Dutch who mostly occupied Hassle Island. Their was evidence on Hassle Island that the Dutch were pursuing tobacco agriculture. Cays surrounding us still have Dutch names and reflect their occupation of these territories: Little and Great

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