Thursday, October 29, 2015

GOOD FENCES - JAMESTOWN



"On December 6th, 1606, the journey to Virginia began on three ships: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery.  In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement.  On May 13th they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I.  The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America."

This is the first paragraph I read here, along with a lot of other interesting information.  I also found another interesting article to read here


My first photo above isn't actually a fence or a wall but this reproduction shows how the buildings were made.  The river in the background is the James River. There is a ferry boat that takes cars across, which we would like to use the next time we visit.  There are so many neat places to explore in this area.  We didn't get to see the whole of Jamestown as a lot of it was flooded because of the bad weather caused by Hurricane Joaquin.  


But there will be another time.







I saw this photo of Queen Elizabeth on one of the historical markers. She visited Jamestown  in 2007, which was the 400th anniversary of its founding.  She and Prince Philip made a state visit to the U.S in May of that year. Her Majesty is not only a direct descendant of James I, the settlement's namesake, but also the direct descendant of George III, under whose reign Great Britain lost the same territory in the American War of Independence.



















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