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Jamaica Old Postcard St. Michels Church Ruined by Earthquake, Kingston DisastersVintage Old Postcard. Jamaica. British West Indies. W.I. St. Michels Church, Ruined by Earthquake, Kingston, Disaster Disasters.
Publisher: H.S. Duperly Photographer
Faults: Minor wear and marks
Background: Jamaica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The name is derived from the word XAYMACA, given it by the original Indian tribe, the Arawaks, who were exterminated by the Spaniards, rulers of the island until 1655. The English, under General Venables and Admiral Penn father of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, took it from the Spanish by conquest and Jamaica later became an Independent Nation within the British Commonwealth in 1962.
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