A History of British Honduras

A History of British Honduras

A History of British Honduras

A History of British Honduras

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Lying on the East Coast of Central America, south of Mexico's Yucatan and East of Guatemala, is British Honduras. Rich in history, the refuge of the sailing fleets, her harbor protected by reefs was once the home of pirates and logwood cutters. Seldom visited except by wandering foreign craft, mahogany freighters and small fleets of boats that carry fruit to Tampa and New Orleans, British Honduras is the most inaccessible place in Central America. Few tourists have ever visited the port of Belize. No railroads, or highways connect her Capital with any other Central American Country.

Hurricanes have taken their toll, tidal waves, Indian massacres, epidemics and other disasters have all built the fortitude of a courageous people, who after 150 years of struggle for existence and recognition after their origin, were the only English speaking settlement in Central America.

The world today knows very little about this country as only a few books have been written about her. Yet her people know the world. Thousands of her laborers, enduring hardship in small boats, went to the Canal Zone during the construction period of the Panama Canal, and during the 1941 building of the Third Locks Project.

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