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In 1964, my parents came down to visit us in Norfolk and one of the excursions we took was to Jamestown. We went to the state park, and the glass house. In 2005, on our way north in the spring, we visited the NPS part of Jamestown, and also saw the glass house and took the loop drive which is under Jamestown Island

Timeline -1607
"May 13: 104 male settlers arrive at site they name James Cittie and establish the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
May 26: Paspahegh Indians attack the colonists, killing two and wounding ten.
June 15: James Fort is completed.
September 10: The Council accuses Councilor George Kendall of causing discord, and he is placed under arrest on the Discovery. He is later executed.
September 12: The Council finds President Edward M. Wingfield guilty of libel and he is deposed; John Ratcliffe takes his place.
December 10: Capt. John Smith leads expedition up the Chickahominy in search of food and is captured. "

The history of Jamestown links up with that of Bermuda -

May: James I issues the second charter to the Virginia Company; the "third supply" of nine ships and 500 immigrants leave England bound for Virginia.
July 24: A hurricane sinks one ship; the flag ship Sea Venture (with Thomas Gates, George Somers, John Rolfe) is tossed about for four days before lodging on a reef in Bermuda; all 150 on board and the supplies are saved; the colonists begin rebuilding two boats from the wreckage.
August: Seven remaining vessels arrive in James Cittie with 200-300 passengers."

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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2007 at 5:45 PM

    Will you go to the anniversary celebrations and mail a post card to someone in No. Carolina? might be a cool thing to do!


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