National Geographic : 1941 Dec
Gustav Anderson Truly French Are the Inhabitants of St. Pierre, Both in Language and inCustoms Here, at the edge of town, housewives come to kneel in the little wooden boxes by a "water hole" to wash and paddle their laundry, asinFrance. There areno springs on the island. This water is mountain rainwater that has trickled down through the thick moss. Hunting ispopular. The two men have just returned with a bag of birds, probably snipe. Frequently fires have ravaged the wooden homes of St. Pierre.