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1944: After the battle of Saipan, administration remained under the control of the U.S. Navy.
1952: The Naval Technical Training Unit and the CIA created training bases in Saipan.
1962: Administration of the Marianas was given to civilian authority and Saipan became the headquarters for the entire Trust Territory government.
1964: President Johnson created the Congress of Micronesia and the first session took place in Saipan the following year.
1978: Commonwealth status and U.S. citizenship were given. Financial assistance from the United States created an economic boom for Saipan. The garment industry began because Saipan had cheap labor and duty-free export of goods to the United States.
1980: The tourism industry began.

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I have lived in Saipan since 1996 and enjoy learning about the amazing history of this island. This is a collection photographs that I believe to be public domain. If you have rights to a photograph on this website and wish for me to remove it or if you would like to add a photograph to the collection, please let me know. Thank you.