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A Caribbean showplace, maybe that is the answer

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Rohlehr,Lloyd (Author)
Format:
Newspaper Article
Publication Date:
Jan 2005
Published:
Miami, FL
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Blacks, Geography, Tourism, Museums, Culture, Black culture, Minority & ethnic groups, Industry, Art, Travel industry
Notes:
One of the things attracting tourists has taught us is to value the habit of preservation. We have to depend on devoted scholars and archeology diggers and always, tenacious individuals like Dr. Walter Roth. He was a medical man of German stock who moved to Guyana by way of Australia and was the moving spirit in the rise of Georgetown's museum of natural history. As a youth I made many trips to this museum and was fascinated by its presentation and displays; for instance the diorama of gold-digging operations in the far interior, the lighted fish tanks with fish such as the blood-thirsty pirai, a lifelike representation on the wall of the world's biggest freshwater fish, the arapaima, caught in Guyana. A huge live anaconda pans have all but vanished.