1.20.2005


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


Ye Olde Swimming Hole
Acme News photo, dated December 20, 1944

Palau-based U.S. paratroopers use a deep well as a swimming hole to cool off. A massive subterranean cavern measuring more than 50 feet wide and 100 feet long and siz to eight feet deep was discovered by combat engineers when they were blasting to set some fence posts and collasped the three-foot coral ceiling. The water was fresh, but rose and fell with the tide of the Pacific Ocean a half mile distant.

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