Category Archives: Legation tales

Architectural History of the Legation Now Available on Archnet

Section II, “Architectural and Historical Context and Significance” of the of the Historic Structure Report on the American Legation in Tangier, Morocco is now available on Archnet.  You can find it by going to the the page for TALIM and … Continue reading

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A Virtual Tour for Ambassador Peck

Ambassador Ed Peck studied Arabic at the Legation in 1961, and tried to return in 2014.
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Gaetana Enders, Tangerina in New York

Born in Tangier, married to a US ambassador, journalist and author, Gaetana Enders was a witness to the International Zone.
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American Pirate in the Consular Court

In 1952, “Nylon Sid” Paley was tried for piracy at the American Legation.
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The Return of the Legation Lions

A gift the President cannot refuse: take the Sultan’s lions, or my head will be chopped off!
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Legation Guards: 2 and 4-Legged

Legation’s new 4-legged friend mounts the guard while his masters tour the museum.
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Josh Shoemake’s Tangier: A Literary Guide For Travellers

Take this book along with your map of Tangier, and discover the city through the eyes of writers from Samuel Pepys to its newest chronicler, Josh Shoemake.
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1947: Mrs. Biddle’s Tangier

Virginia Hamill Biddle, socialite in the Foreign Service, works (and plays) in postwar Tangier.
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Dress Blues on America Street

US Marine and Moroccan Tabor security guards once stood in America Street, at the Legation entrance. Now we have an exhibit featuring Marine “Dress Blues.”
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