Entertainment…How did Americans spend their free time? By the dawn of the  1920’s everything was in place for recreation and enjoyment; Army Navy Club (1911),Elks Club, Manila Hotel (1912), Movie Theaters, Modern Shops on the Escolta, Night Clubs (Santa Ana Cabaret),Polo Club and Baguio Hill Station supported by a modern railway, usable roads in Manila and surrounding areas plus interisland steamships.

Entertainment - Polo Club

Manila, Cebu, Iloilo and Zamboanga were enjoyable places to live. Within the ranks of the US Military Philippine assignments were the most sought after postings due to the excellent quality of life.

This part starts with an American Chamber Journal article “Through the Coconut Gardens of the Philippines.”(1922), a road trip to Laguna and Tayabas (now Quezon) Provinces.BB

Source: American Chamber of Commerce

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