National Geographic : 1922 Oct
414 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE TILE PLAYGROUND OF THIl KRU The Krus, who mainly occupy the Liberian littoral between Grand Bassa and Cape Palmas, love the water. They are sailor and fisher folk, and from early youth Kru boys spend most of their lives either in or on the water. They venture miles from shore in tiny fishing canoes. rnoograpns iron iarry i\. .mclirue KRU-TOWN, A NATIVE SECTION OF MONROVIA Monrovia proper is built up the slopes of a hill (in the right foreground). Kru-town, where some three thousand Krus dwell, is on the sandy point which juts out into the bay. It supplies many deck hands and winch boys for handling the cargoes of West Coast steamers.