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Then & Now: 1700s
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GUANA'S STORIED PAST...AND PRESENT.

1700s In the 18th century, two Quaker families came to Guana as part of what was called “the Quaker Experiment” which lasted for about forty-five years in the BVI. They used African slaves and cultivated sugarcane. When they were recalled to America and England, they left behind two cannons that can be seen on Guana today, offering a glimpseof a different side of Quaker life.

Their Great House is now the site of Guana’s
Dominica house on the main hilltop. Archaeologists have extensively studied it and other Quaker ruins and have also unearthed older artifacts that give insight into Guana’s earlier Amerindian history.
   
 
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