National Geographic : 1938 Jun
© National Geographic Society rinlay rnotograpn Dy Kicnard 1-.Stewart OLD GLORY AND THE GEOGRAPHIC FLAG FLEW ABOVE AMERICA'S NEWEST COLONY DURINGTHE SOCIETY'S ECLIPSE EXPEDITION Four Americans, including a radio operator and three Hawaiians, settled on Canton Island under Department ofthe Interior instructions on March 7, 1938. A group of four Hawaiians was placed on Enderbury Island, 32 miles away, the day before theU. S.colonists landed atCanton. American officials visited the two islands in October and November, 1937, to prepare for the arrival of the permanent residents.