Friday, October 22, 2010

Jamestown Settlement

Friday, we went to another historic site, Jamestown Settlement where America’s first permanent English colonists and the Powhatan Indians they encountered lived in the early 1600's.In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, 104 English men began a settlement on the James River in Virginia.

Two young costumed girls get in the spirit

Besides the re-creation of the colonist's fort and the Powhatan village, there was also replications of the three ships that the first settlements made their journey across the seas. The ships are not that large and you can only image what the journey was like for the 103 men and boys crowded below deck.

One of the historic interpreters demonstrating how to built a canoe

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