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Tropical island in the western North Pacific, about 32 miles long and six miles wide, located 1,300 miles east of the Philippines and 800 miles north of the equator; an unincorporated territory of the United States and the largest of the Mariana Islands. In 1962, local surfers took turns riding the island's only surfboard (almost certainly left by a visiting U.S. Marine); by the end of the decad...

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