Built around 1900, this building is both a National Historic Site of Canada and is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The main entrance is on the US side, but there is a Canadian entrance as well to negate most customs/immigration hassles of citizens of either country visiting the location. The opera house stage is on the Canadian side and most of the seats are on the US side. Similarly, the checkout desk of the library is on the US side, but most of the library collection is on the Canadian side.
Those who stamped their passport included:
Rob de Wolff
and those who got turned back at the border until the hint:
Angaur, an island state of Palau, has 3 official languages — English, Palauan, and Japanese. That last one makes this the only place in the world with an official language of Japanese (it is a de facto but not “official” language in Japan). What makes this even more interesting is the fact that in the latest census of the island, not one resident reports that they speak Japanese at home.
The island was the site of a month-long battle during World War II.
The runway that runs more than half of the length of the island on the west side was built by US Navy Seabees to house the 494th Bomb Group (and later, the 22nd Bombardment Group) during the war, and now it is used commercially for air taxi service to Koror and Peleliu.
Those who found this site without the Japanese hint included:
Also called Naval Support Activity, Crane, NSA Crane, or Crane Naval Depot, this is the 3rd largest Naval facility (by area) in the world. It is also completely landlocked.
NSA Crane has a mission to support a variety of naval operations, including electronic warfare, naval flight systems, small arms research and operations, missile launch platforms, etc. There are about 3300 personnel on site.
Those who floated the correct position for 2 points included:
This island served as a garden site for the residents of Kaprije, an island in the Šibenik archipelago on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Fishermen would drop their wives off on the island on their way out to catch fish, then pick them up on their way home at night. The wives would tend to gardens bordered by the hand-made dry walls. In the last century or so, this practice has dwindled, so that the land has gone fallow and is slowly being taken over by pine trees.
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