This building was paid for by the people of Guam and symbolized that they were finally given the right to have three equal branches of government the judicial legislative and executive branches instead of one branch of military government that had existed previously.
Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt using a GPS or a GPS-enabled device, such as a smartphone or smartwatch. Simply enter in the coordinates and follow the device to a location where some sort of box or capsule is strategically hidden. Inside is a present, token or message.
Tamuning is a Carolinian word which was given to the area where Carolinians settled beginning in 1849 after a typhoon devastated Lamotrek and Satawal. It may be that Tamuning is the name of the Carolinian chief’s clan.
Editor’s note: The U.S. territory of Guam is comprised of 19 villages, many with their own distinct character, history and points of interest. Stripes Guam and Guampedia have joined forces to present this weekly feature on each of them in the hopes that it will help our readers get out – and get to know – our gracious hosts. To learn more about...
Although the word ‘pirate’ is used in early documents, secondary literature on Guam’s history has also referred to these pirates as ‘adventurers’, ‘buccaneers’ and ‘privateers’ which refer to the same profession of, among other things, preying upon and stealing from ships, with the primary objective being Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver.