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 Post subject: Aruba 1955 Video
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:35 am 
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Not much is recognizable but is still interesting..... probably more interesting if you speak Dutch.

https://www.facebook.com/herbertras/vid ... TQyNTI2Ng/

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loved it! Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Aruba 1955 Video
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Very nice. Thank you for posting it.

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thanks, John~

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Nice
Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Aruba 1955 Video
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Times have changed. Traffic too.....where are all those beautiful cars?
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happyt1 wrote:
Times have changed. Traffic too.....where are all those beautiful cars?
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Look at Oranjestad back then a small town, now it is 10 times bigger.

Good to see the unspoiled care free Aruba.

The video is basically about the arrival of the then Queen Juliana and prince Bernard to Aruba in 1955 at Dakota Airport in Oranjestad. The video also shows the inaugural of the statue of former Queen Wilhelmina which is the mother of Queen Juliana. Today you can still witness the statue of her in Oranjestad in the park also named by her, Wilhelmina park.

Before Queen Juliana left the island they renamed the Dakota airport in honor of her first born to princess Beatrix, that later changed to Queen Beatrix International Airport in 1980.


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 Post subject: Re: Aruba 1955 Video
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Eddy wrote:
Look at Oranjestad back then a small town, now it is 10 times bigger.

Good to see the unspoiled care free Aruba.

The video is basically about the arrival of the then Queen Juliana and prince Bernard to Aruba in 1955 at Dakota Airport in Oranjestad. The video also shows the inaugural of the statue of former Queen Wilhelmina which is the mother of Queen Juliana. Today you can still witness the statue of her in Oranjestad in the park also named by her, Wilhelmina park.

Before Queen Juliana left the island they renamed the Dakota airport in honor of her first born to princess Beatrix, that later changed to Queen Beatrix International Airport in 1980.


Thanks again, it is snippets of info like this that makes me glad to have the insider info from someone on the island.
(pssst....where them cool cars at?)


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