Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spanish Wall

This Spanish Wall is in the only town of  Kolonia, the only town in Pohnpei. .  It was built by the Spanish in 1867 to protect the colonial government and garrison. Germany purchased Pohnpei from Spain in 1899. Then during the first weeks of World War I, Japan occupied Pohnpei. During World War II, much of Kolonia was destroyed by American bombs
 Today, the Spanish wall serves as a reminder of days gone by and a local landmark.
 We were able to attend a pretty competitive softball tournament in the ball field surrounded by the Spanish Wall. There are games there quite often and our missionaries use the fields on their P-Days.

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