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U.S. Virgin Islands: Pirates, Rum, and a Steep Price Tag with Sharon McMahon

U.S. Virgin Islands: Pirates, Rum, and a Steep Price Tag with Sharon McMahon

What prompted the U.S. to become interested in the acquisition of the Virgin Islands? In today’s solo episode, Sharon continues to talk about the territories of the U.S., this time focusing on the U.S. Virgin Islands. USVI spent many centuries as a colony of Denmark and a hot spot in the European trade routes. Sharon shares why the U.S. chose to acquire the islands… and the high price tag! You’ll also hear some fun facts about the islands, including the history of its famous rum and where you can find some of the best bioluminescent bays in the world.

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  • Host: Sharon McMahon
  • Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
  • Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder