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Travel Night

Rick Toth, left, and audience member David Burns speak on the island of Guam during the May 28 Travel Night at the Bandon Library.

BANDON - The "gem of the Micronesian Islands" is how Guam was described by Bandon resident Rick Toth. He and a member of the Travel Night audience, David Burns, described the geography and life of the island, in words and photos, from WWII to the present day, at the event held Monday, May 28.

Guam has been a U.S. territory since 1948 and a prime tourist destination since 1964. The island also hosts large contingents of U.S. Navy and Air Force troops and their families. With low mountains, white sand beaches, warm ocean waters, superb sea shell deposits and over 700 types of fish, there's never a lack of activity.

The Bandon Public Library hosts Travel Night the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. with coffee, tea and cookies for all. Schedules for these and other night-time programs can be found on Facebook at Bandon Library Friends and Foundation.

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