||Columbus saw Sint Eustatius —the locals call it Statia— in 1493.
The island was named after Saint Eustace who, about 7 centuries earlier than Saint Hubert, had some trouble with
a stag and weird apparitions between the antlers. The island became a major trading center (slaves, weapons)
under Dutch rule.
The Children's Crossing Sign is based on the old
design from The Netherlands —See? History again is reflected in roadsigns— which is there now
almost impossible to find.
Notice some small differences: they jump higher; the clothing is different;
the bookbag is more like a basket (out for a picnic?).