Video taken during Roger Lextrait's time as caretaker of Palmyra. Showcases his daily routine, animal companions and what he loves about the atoll. Beautiful footage of the island just a few years prior to its purchase by the nature conservancy.
Describes the daily life and trials of a couple and single man living on Palmyra, working to establish a copra plantation. Includes various details about visiting ships, living conditions, and a letter from Mrs. Meng to a friend.
For several years, starting in 1948, a small colony of Americans lived on Palmyra under the employ of the CAA (forerunner of the FAA). These photos show a visit to the colony by the atoll's owners, the Fullard-Leo family.