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ARECIBO OBSERVATORY TO CHANGE HANDS

The NSF has announced that the giant radio telescope/dish will con­tin­ue to do crit­i­cal research, and has changed man­age­ment hands to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flori­da (UCF). The Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion announced Thurs­day that the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flori­da will…

Casa Amadeo, antigua Casa Hernández

from NPS.gov The music store now known as Casa Amadeo opened as Casa Hernán­dez in the Bronx, New York, just pri­or to the large post-World War II Puer­to Rican migra­tion to New York City. When the Unit­ed States direct­ed all its invest­ment in Puer­to Rico’s sug­ar sec­tor,…

The History of Puerto Rico and Taino Indians

  The Taino Indi­ans who were orig­i­nal­ly from South Amer­i­ca were the first to inhab­it Puer­to Rico some­time in the 1400’s. In 1493 Colum­bus arrived in his sec­ond voy­age to the new world. Span­ish explor­er Juan Ponce de Leon found­ed the vil­lage of Caparra (that is now San…

Arecibo Telescope in Trouble

The U.S. Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion is accept­ing pro­pos­als from any­one who wants to take over oper­a­tions. By Asso­ci­at­ed Press and Dan­i­ca Coto Jan 25, 2017  The future of one of the world’s largest sin­gle-dish radio tele­scopes is in ques­tion after the U.S. Nation­al…

Strange Facts About Puerto Rico

Puer­to Rico is a great place to vis­it; it is full of his­to­ry and sun­shine and while there are those that come on vaca­tion here every year learn­ing more about the place, they nev­er hear about the rather fun and quirky facts of Puer­to Rico. Did you know that Puer­to Rico…

Wedding Traditions of Puerto Rico

  A wed­ding is a joy­ous cel­e­bra­tion and that is no dif­fer­ent in Puer­to Rico. There are a few tra­di­tions that are asso­ci­at­ed with a con­ven­tion­al Puer­to Rican mar­riage. One of these tra­di­tions is the offer­ing of the bride and groom a bev­er­age called café con leche and…

Bahia Mosquito

Also known as Bio­lu­mi­nes­cent Bay, Bahia Mos­qui­to is filled with a species of phos­pho­res­cent dynofla­gel­late, mak­ing the waters glow — it’s a mag­nif­i­cent sight, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the dark. The microor­gan­isms are harm­less. Avoid any cruise offers that use motor boats,…

El Cañuelo

Forti­n San Juan de la Cruz (Fort Saint John of the Cross), bet­ter known as el Cañue­lo, is locat­ed on Isla de Cabras, Puer­to Rico. This fort was orig­i­nal­ly built in wood in 1500. Its loca­tion at the entrance of the San Juan bay, and in front of the Fort San Felipe del…

Tibes Indian Ceremonial Park

787−840−2255 /787–840-5685  The Indi­an Cer­e­mo­ni­al Cen­ter of Tibes, locat­ed in the city of Ponce was dis­cov­ered in 1975.  The first inhab­i­tants of the area were pre­sum­ably the Igner­is Indi­ans who came from South Amer­i­ca. They must have set­tled here at about the…

El Yungue

EL Yunque is the only Trop­i­cal Rain­for­est in the Unit­ed States.  It’s named after the “Good” Taino spir­it Yukiyi. It is divid­ed into four sec­tions: Tabonu­co for­est, Palo Col­orado for­est, Pal­ma Sier­ra for­est, and Bosque en las nubes (For­est in the clouds). The entire…

Veteran tells tales of survival, death during World War II

Writ­ten by Denise Gools­by | The Desert Sun In 1936, at the age of 9, Lita Bow­man and her fam­i­ly sailed from her birth home of San Juan, Puer­to Rico to the Unit­ed States, where they set­tled in New York City. Bow­man was work­ing as an interpreter/translator at the…

Puerto Rico Touts New Plans For Giant Telescope

  SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Puer­to Rico plans to build a hotel and a plan­e­tar­i­um as part of a $50 mil­lion project to attract more vis­i­tors to the world’s largest sin­gle-dish radio tele­scope, offi­cials said Tues­day. It is the first major announce­ment from the new…

Puerto Rico Status History (PDF’S)

The Com­mon­wealth of Puer­to Rico has a unique his­to­ry as a part of the Unit­ed States. Unit­ed States suzerain­ty over Puer­to Rico orig­i­nat­ed with the acqui­si­tion of the islands in 1898 after the con­clu­sion of the Span­ish-Amer­i­can War. For decades, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment…

Revolt in Puerto Rico For Independence

Octo­ber 30 is the six­ti­eth anniver­sary of the 1950 Inde­pen­dence Revolt in Puer­to Rico by the island’s Nation­al­ist Par­ty. It marked the most sig­nif­i­cant attempt at armed rev­o­lu­tion in Puer­to Rico since the late nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. Democ­ra­cy Now! co-host Juan Gon­za­lez,…

Ponce de Leon returns home to find war

    Writ­ten by   Sam Turn­er St. Augus­tine Light­house & Muse­um OCTOBER 13, 1513 — O Antón de Alaminos and the car­avel San Cristóbal, tasked with con­tin­u­ing the search for the island of Bimi­ni, had part­ed com­pa­ny with Juan Ponce de León and the remain­ing car­avels…

Patron Saint of San Cristóbal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth Today, we are stay­ing at San Cristóbal. Tak­ing a few steps for­ward in yesterday’s pho­to and turn­ing left would bring us to this court­yard where an open air chapel ded­i­cat­ed to San­ta Bár­bara, the patron saint of San Cristóbal, is locat­ed.…

Tunnels of San Cristobal

By Murat Tanyel | TrekEarth The Castil­lo de San Cristóbal is a for­mer Span­ish fort in San Juan, Puer­to Rico. It was built by Spain to pro­tect against land based attacks on the city of San Juan. It is part of San Juan Nation­al His­toric Site. Castil­lo de San Cristóbal…

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