February 22, 2003

American Samoa

American Samoa - "God is First in Samoa"

Located in the South Pacific, Samoa was settled as early as 1000 B.C. It was discovered by European explorers in the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

Someday, I'd love to visit the National Park of American Samoa.

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Posted by Solonor on February 22, 2003 12:35 PM