National Geographic : 1910 Sep
--3 O O CELEBRATING A HOLIDAY ON THE STREETS OF ACCRA, THE CAPITAL OF THEGOLD COAST COLONY The Gold Coast, an English colony on the West Coast of Africa extending along the Gulf ofGuinea, was discovered bythe Portuguese in 1470, taking its name finally from the valuable deposits of gold discovered. Thiscountry, rich ingold dust, rubber, palm oil, and ivory, has a soil of great fertility, magnificent mahogany and palm forests, but tothe white man aclimate decidedly unhealthy. Coming down through the centuries this territory passed through many hands untilin1872 the Dutch ceded their last holdings and the rule of England was recognized as supreme, being named a British Crown Colonyin1874. ;> holdings and the rule of England was recognized as supreme, being named a British (rown Colonyin1874.