ODYSSEY ON ANATAHAN by Jim Peters
The Marianas Variety graciously granted permission for MP to reprint this story about a group of Anatahan stragglers who were marooned on the island from 1944 to 1951. The story first appeared in serial form in the Variety and was later reprinted in the Micronesian Reporter, First Quarter, 1973. The story is enhanced through the display of copies of original photographs, courtesy of the NMI Museum of History and Culture. Jim Peters taught history at Marianas High School and edited the Marianas District newspaper as a Peace Corps Volunteer on Saipan in the 1970s. He also served as the first editor of the Marianas Variety. Anatahan
Length x Width
6 x 2 miles
12.5 x 5.5 miles
12 sq. mi.
47 sq. mi.
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