National Geographic : 1940 Sep
Photograph by Charles W. Herbert Fine Cattle Fatten in St. Thomas Fields Not Suitable for SugarGrowing Early settlers cleared away the bush from the less steep hillsides and the flat areas on the eastern end and planted cane. The industry flourished until competi tion made it unprofitable and cultivation was abandoned. In the last 30 years much of this land has been cleared and seeded tograss, which grows inabundance. Herds are built up with the best breeds of Guernseys, Holsteins, and Jerseys, for milch cows find ready sale in the neighboring islands.