At first glance, memories St. Croix. in the Caribbean about a mixture of Jamaica, Kolkata and Gran Canaria. In the capital Christiansted, there are more or less maintained remains of the Danish colonial period (1733–1917) with the characteristic Romanesque arches that also adorned Norway's capital Christiania. On the semi-dry patches of grass along the roads outside the city, lean horses graze. Plants penetrate windows and doors in abandoned houses, and many buildings lack street signs and house numbers, making it difficult to find my first destination: 34 Company Street, one of Alexander Hamilton's childhood homes.
Hamilton, with whom I first fell in love when I took a course in American history at San Francisco State University, was one of the founders of the United States, co-author of the Constitution and Federalist Papers, and the country's first. . .
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