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Marshall Islands Story Project

Marshall Islands Story Project

In the latter part of the last decade, the Historic Preservation Office spearheaded the creation of a website that’s bursting with stories about the Marshall Islands told by the people who lived the stories. As well, the site has stories from nuclear survivors and includes elders relating traditional legends. If you want a taste of Read More

 
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Majuro in the 1970s

Majuro in the 1970s

August, 2017: Forty-one years ago, Eldred ‘Al’ Fewkes arrived on Majuro to help Jerry Kramer of Pacific International Inc. build a copra plant, bringing with him his wife Ruth and son Gary. Now we can look back in time at Majuro thanks to Gary scanning in some of the many photographs his family took between Read More

 
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Giff Johnson on Nuclear Testing

Giff Johnson on Nuclear Testing

Marshall Islands Nuclear Tests and Fallout from Regis Tremblay on Vimeo. The Marshallese people are victims of the nuclear age and they are now victims of global warming and sea level rise. By REGIS TREMBLAY America tested 67 hydrogen bombs in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958 without properly caring for the people and Read More

 
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Dan Zak on the Nuclear Era

Dan Zak on the Nuclear Era

So we (the U.S.) tested 67 nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands from 1946-1958. If you take the explosive yield and spread it out evenly, the equivalent would be like setting off one and a half Hiroshima bombs every day for twelve years. In the above video, Washington Post reporter Dan Zak, who visited the Read More