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Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: gert (Moderator)
Date: May 21, 2008 11:04PM

I found a really old SXM tourist guide. I am guessing it is from the 70s. Titled: St. Maarten - Tourist Guide for people who like to discover New Horizons In Fun. smiling smiley

First question:
I scanned in this ad (see below). Where was this supermarket? There is a little hint written in Dutch by my father-in-law...

Second question:
There are 8 hotels and 6 guesthouses listed (only Dutch side). Try to name 4 of these hotels and 3 guesthouses. smiling smiley

http://gobeach.com/sss_super.jpg

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: andrea (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: May 21, 2008 11:30PM

Well, one hotel would be The Concord
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v329/BeaconHillAndrea/Old%20SXM/th_maho60s.jpg
(my mom and friends in front of the under construction Concord, 1969)

Mullet Bay Hotel another.

peace smiling smiley

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: jimandi (---.g01.scpeli.pbtcomm.net)
Date: May 21, 2008 11:30PM

The supermarket is what we called '4 S Supermarket at the end of Front Street, where it made a left onto Back Street.

Hotels, I can only come up with three: Sea View, Little Bay, Mullet Bay.

Guest Houses: Mary's Fancy, Holland House are all that I can come up with. (Well there is one other but I can't remember the correct spelling. Panseagram (SP)

Now, see what you have done? I have to go to the attic and find all my old books and then it will Your Turn.

Sylvia

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: andrea (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: May 21, 2008 11:32PM

Mary's Boon & Horny Toad?

peace smiling smiley

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: BobP (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: May 22, 2008 05:35AM

Don't forget Dawn Beach Hotel, Great Bay Hotel & Oyster Pond Hotel.

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: sxmmmartini (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: May 22, 2008 08:00AM

1st question
Answer: Was it located where Sangs is today?
2nd question
Answer:
Mullet Bay Beach Hotel
Belair Hotel
Little Bay Hotel
Seaview Hotel
Pasanggrahan
Mary's Fancy
Holland House

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Tabba Khady (---.52-150.caribserve.net)
Date: May 22, 2008 08:02AM

No I think it was located where "jump up Casino" is today... After 4 S Supermarket, I think it became an hardware store before becoming a casino... Am I wrong?

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: May 22, 2008 08:26AM

That is sort of where it was located. It was owned by Chester Wathey and so was there on the Emmaplein which is Wathey property.
I think the supermarket itself was actualy located reight next to where the casino is today.
There was nothing next to the supermarket.... then the Wathey's built Philipsburg Utilities which in its day was THE hardware store on the island..and that's where the casino is today.

Andrea, I love that shot of the Concord Hotel.Here is my shot
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8db03b3127ccea8f1744aa17700000026108ActHLRw0cuE


anther old hotel from those days is Simpson Bay Village Hotel
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8db03b3127ccea8f17432a10f00000026108ActHLRw0cuE

and then you have Princess Quarter Hotel in Sucker garden.
and does anyone remember a hotel by the name of Hunter House ?
Hint....there was a very well known popular restaurant on the premises after the hotel itself closed.

Guest houses. well, in town was, of course Pasanngrahan, already mentioned.
Then there was Captain Hodge's Guest House too in town.
I don't know if China Night Guest House was listed on that brochure, Gert, but that guest house on Back Street was where I first stayed when I first visited St. Maarten.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/2008 09:05AM by Barbara1.

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Tabba Khady (---.52-150.caribserve.net)
Date: May 22, 2008 08:55AM

Passanngrahan? you said Pasanngrahan...

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/tabbakhady/Sxm%20heritage/Relaxing.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/tabbakhady/Sxm%20heritage/card00648_bk.jpg

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Philippe http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge7.gif

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Tabba Khady (---.52-150.caribserve.net)
Date: May 22, 2008 10:02AM

And here are others shots of the Concorde Hotel, but... without the Concorde!!!

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/tabbakhady/Sxm%20heritage/ConcordeHotel.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o280/tabbakhady/Sxm%20heritage/Concordehotel2.jpg

Nooo.. That's not me and Barbara in the last one !!! LOL...grinning smileythumbs up smiley

Kind Regards,
Philippe http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge7.gif

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: May 22, 2008 10:14AM

ha! we wish we looked so good! smiling smiley
man, look at that beach

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: gert (Moderator)
Date: May 22, 2008 10:57AM

You are all doing really well! I will post the list later tonight. The Great Bay Hotel (originally named ... smiling smiley) isn't even on there. I just saw an ad for it in the guide: Ready for you in the spring of 1969. So my guide is pre-1969, not 70s.

China Night Guest House isn't on there Barbara. Sounds a bit shady smiling smiley

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Barbara1 (Moderator)
Date: May 22, 2008 11:04AM

China night?
does sound shady doesn't it?
well, the cab driver from the airport pointed us there.
we came with no reservations..no nothing..and in February too!
then we asked him where could we rent a car and he pointed us to Cannegie Car rental smiling smiley
and the rest, as they say, is history.
Darn, I wish I had that cab driver's name..he changed my life. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Tabba Khady (---.51.78.208.dyn-ip.domaccess.com)
Date: May 22, 2008 11:23AM

hot smileyhot smileyhot smiley

Kind Regards,
Philippe http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/travesmilies/flaggen1/smilie_flagge7.gif

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Re: Another SXM quiz...
Posted by: Augie (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: May 22, 2008 01:13PM

Gert, The Great Bay Hotel (originally named ... Golden Tulip?

Augie;

I am an agnostic dyslexic who questions if there really is a dog.

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