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In the News (Fri 14 Jun 19)

  
  A Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia
The rest of the ships had limped into Jamestown in August of 1609, their passengers mostly sick or hurt--one ship was said to carry the plague--and provided nothing but extra mouths to feed--400, in fact.
Raleigh must have followed the Jamestown developments avidly from his cell, and even wrote a letter to Queen Anne in 1610, begging to be allowed to lend his services in person to the colony.
Jamestown Island, the site of the original settlement, is run by the National Park Service and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
www.tobacco.org /History/Jamestown.html   (5759 words)

  
  Jamestown, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Back in Jamestown, Rolfe married Jane Pierce and continued to improve the quality of tobacco, with the result that by the time of his death in 1622, Jamestown was thriving as a producer of tobacco and Jamestown's population would top 4,000.
The Jamestown Exposition of 1907 was one of the many world's fairs and expositions that were popular in the United States early part of the 20th century.
Jamestown Festival Park was established at Jamestown Island in 1957 to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Settlement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jamestown,_Virginia   (2793 words)

  
 Jamestown - The First Capital
Jamestown did not grow into a major population center initially, because the whole colony was slow to grow.
By the 1690's, Jamestown was still a tiny village with inadequate meeting facilities for the House of Burgesses or the General Court.
The statehouse in Jamestown burned on Ocober 20, 1698, perhaps as a result of a fire caused by a prisoner in jail awaiting execution, with nothing left to lose.
www.virginiaplaces.org /vacities/jamestowncap.html   (576 words)

  
 Jamestown, Virginia: An Overview
Jamestown, Virginia, founded May 14,1607 under the auspices of the Virginia Company of London, has the distinction of being the birthplace of American slavery and democracy.
Jamestown was primarily a profit-oriented colony whose distant stockholders in England hoped to reap quick and easy riches from their initial investments.
Jamestown Festival Park became part of a historical reservation triangle of approximately fifteen square miles on the peninsula between the York and James Rivers encompassing Cape Henry (site of the first English landing on 26 April 1607) and Yorktown (the final battleground of the American Revolution and site of the British surrender in October 1781).
curry.edschool.virginia.edu /socialstudies/projects/jvc/overview.html   (1141 words)

  
 Jamestown 400 | Heather Huyck
Their focus is Jamestown Island, the original site of the colony, which combines an archeological site with an artifact collection of nearly a million objects, from pipestems to pottery, thimbles to crucifixes.
Jamestown Rediscovery now has published six reports for the general public (available through ; more technical reports can be found at ).
The Jamestown Settlement has a new Education center and is constructing a new café and reception area and a new museum, and is rebuilding the reconstructed ships, fort, and Powhatan village.
www.oah.org /pubs/nl/2000nov/jamestown400.html   (705 words)

  
 History of Jamestown
Recent historical and archaeological research at the site of Jamestown suggest that at least some of the gentlemen and certainly many of the artisans, craftsmen, and laborers that accompanied them all made every effort to make the colony succeed.
Although the suffering did not totally end at Jamestown for decades, some years of peace and prosperity followed the wedding of Pocahontas, the favored daughter of the Algonquian chief Powhatan, to tobacco entrepreneur John Rolfe.
Jamestown remained the capital of Virginia until its major statehouse, located on the western end of the APVA property, burned in 1698.
www.apva.org /history   (904 words)

  
 Secrets of the Dead . Death at Jamestown | PBS
The settlers of the new colony -- named Jamestown -- were immediately besieged by attacks from Algonquian natives, rampant disease, and internal political strife.
On June 7, 1610, Jamestown's residents abandoned the hapless town, but the next day their ships were met by a convoy led by the new governor of Virginia, Thomas West, Lord De La Ware, who ordered the settlers back to the colony.
Jamestown was the capital of Virginia until 1698, when its statehouse burned down.
www.pbs.org /wnet/secrets/case_jamestown   (508 words)

  
 jamestownnews
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www.homestead.com /jamestownnews/index.html   (202 words)

  
 Brad Cox, Ph.D.
The rest of the ships had limped into Jamestown in August of 1609, its passengers mostly sick or hurt--one ship was said to carry the plague--and provided nothing but extra mouths to feed--400, in fact.
A part of the problem in the early days of Jamestown was its population of men sold a promise of riches by the ever-recruiting companies.
Raleigh must have followed the Jamestown developments avidly from his cell, and even wrote a letter to Queen Anne in 1610, begging to lend his services in person to the colony.
www.virtualschool.edu /mon/SocialConstruction/Jamestown.html   (4123 words)

  
 The Jamestown Foundation
The Jamestown Foundation’s mission is to inform and educate policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information.
Launched in 1984 after Jamestown's late president and founder William Geimer's work with Arkady Shevchenko, the highest-ranking Soviet official ever to defect when he left his position as undersecretary general of the United Nations, the Jamestown Foundation rapidly became the leading source of information about the inner workings of closed totalitarian societies.
Jamestown's work has contributed directly to the spread of democracy and personal freedom in the former Communist Bloc countries.
www.jamestown.org /about.php   (331 words)

  
 St Helena - Jamestown
Jamestown is a seaport and the capital of St Helena, The town was founded in 1659, when the English East India Company built a fort and established a garrison at the site on James Bay, naming it after the Duke of York (later James II)
Jamestown consists of little more than a single street, running up a narrow, deep-sided valley for a mile to a height of 500 feet (150 m).
It was constructed in 1829 to connect Jamestown to the garrison on Ladder Hill, and was used to haul ammunition.
www.btinternet.com /~sa_sa/st_helena/st_helena_jamestown.html   (568 words)

  
 Jamestown
Development on the island was earlier restricted by the ferry access, then the construction of Jamestown Bridge connecting the island with the mainland opened the island.
Jamestown was incorporated on November 4, 1678, and was renamed in honor of Pronce James, later James II.
Population: The population count for the Town of Jamestown as of April 1, 2000, was 5,622.
www.riliving.com /oceanstate/cities/jamestown.asp   (675 words)

  
 Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau - Jamestown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jamestown is located on the Highway 108/49 corridor and is the first town you encounter entering Tuolumne County from the west.
They were so thrilled that they held a meeting and renamed Wood's Crossing to Jamestown and elected him as the alcalde (chief judicial officer).
In the 1930s, Jamestown experienced a new gold rush which was short lived.
www.thegreatunfenced.com /jamestown.htm   (441 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay - Colonial Period - The Mariners' Museum
Discovery stayed at Jamestown to be used for exploration of the region.
Jamestown was not a healthy place to live; a swamp surrounded it.
As Jamestown became established, women were needed in the colony to make it more stable.
www.mariner.org /chesapeakebay/colonial/col003.html   (873 words)

  
 History Is Fun Home page
Experience the story of America's beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.
Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation's history - from the founding of America's first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
At the Yorktown Victory Center, you'll discover the lives of men and women who witnessed the American Revolution and the formation of the new nation.
www.historyisfun.org   (221 words)

  
 Jamestown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jamestown, Saint Helena — the capital of that territory
Jamestown, Virginia, USA — site of the first permanent English settlement in the USA
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jamestown   (88 words)

  
 Home--Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have discovered two furnaces built into the brick-lined wall of a cellar that dates to the early 17th century.
In the same way that spoiled wells were used as trash bins by the early settlers, this cellar was filled with all sorts of rubbish once the structure fell into disuse.
Jamestown Archaeology is the theme of special programming at Historic Jamestowne on Saturday, October 6, and throughout the month in observance of Virginia Archaeology Month.
www.historicjamestowne.org   (266 words)

  
 History Net-A Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia
The incident could more likely have been a ceremonial "saving," or nonexistent, but it is verifiably established that in the early days she did indeed help the colony--with food or with warnings of attack.
A part of the problem in the early days of Jamestown was its population of men seduced with a promise of riches by the ever-recruiting companies.
Rolfe made out his will in 1622, confessing to being "sick and weak in body." His name does not appear on the list of the dead, but since his farm at Bermuda Hundred was destroyed, most believe Rolfe died in the Indian Massacre of 1622 at the age of 37.
www.historian.org /local/jamstwnva.htm   (4582 words)

  
 Jamestown 400
JAMESTOWN, Va. -- The organizers say 3.3 million people celebrated Jamestown's 400th -- and with the money the state spent, that nets out at $30 a head.
But if you exclude two big groups the organizers count -- the 1.1 million who were at the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival in Washington and the million students who clicked on a webcast last year -- the cost was higher.
Erecting the highway marker on Route 5 to tell a story of an act of chillling callousness carried out against Paspahegh Indians in 1610 is an example of American Indian history being included in the national lexicon.
explorejamestown400.com   (218 words)

  
 Colonial National Historical Park - Colonial National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It began on the swampy marshes of Jamestown in 1607.
It was one hundred and seventy-four years of hope, frustration, adventure, discovery, growth, and development that saw a lonely settlement of 104 men and boys grow into a nation of 13 colonies of 3 million people, of many races and many beliefs.
Jamestown and Yorktown mark the beginning and end of English Colonial America.
www.nps.gov /colo/Jamestwn/jamestown.htm   (438 words)

  
 RIEDC - - PROFILE: Town of Jamestown
Jamestown was incorporated on November 4, 1678, and was renamed in honor of Pronce James, later James II.
Population: The population count for The Town of Jamestown as of April 1, 2000, was 5,622.
An increase of 5 or 11.1% from the 1980 Hispanic population of 45.
www.riedc.com /riedc/ri_databank/31/292   (671 words)

  
 Jamestown - Why There?
By 2007, the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, that historical imbalance will be corrected - but the role of Jamestown may be over-emphasized.
The English settled at Jamestown, a place chosen in accord with the original instructions to the colony (and in reaction to the Spanish killing 350 Frenchmen in 1565, when they blocked the effort of the French to establish Fort Caroline on the coast of Florida):
That was far too late in the year to plant a crop, and the surviving ships did not bring enough food to feed all the colonists through the winter.
www.virginiaplaces.org /vacities/7jamestown.html   (1280 words)

  
 LIVE FROM JAMESTOWN™ Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Jamestown turned out to be a poor place for a settlement, and life for the early settlers was very difficult.
Despite the hardships that the Jamestown settlers faced, new ships of settlers and supplies arrived from England.
The first representative government in America was established here in 1619, and Jamestown was the first capital of Virginia until 1699.
www.historychannel.com /exhibits/jamestown/jamestowninsert1.html   (527 words)

  
 Jamestown Exposition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Protests were issued by peace and religious groups and by military journals who objected to the use of the army and navy as exposition side shows.
Held shortly after Virginia established a Jim Crow streetcar law, the Jamestown Exposition held there in 1907 became one of the most controversial expositions for African Americans and a rallying point for opposition to segregation and other forms of racial discimination.
Ethnology and the Warpath at the Jamestown Exposition
www.boondocksnet.com /expos/jamestown.html   (644 words)

  
 Jamestown Settlement
Today at Jamestown Settlement, the story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history.
New gallery exhibits and a new introductory film trace Jamestown's beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony and describe the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 1600s Virginia.
Outdoors, visitors can board replicas of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, explore life-size re-creations of the colonists' fort and a Powhatan village, and tour a riverfront discovery area to learn about European, Powhatan and African economic activities associated with water.
www.historyisfun.org /jamestown/jamestown.cfm   (294 words)

  
 Jamestown
It is now Jamestown and Main Street is located about a mile north where Woods Creek crosses under Highway 108 and where Mr.
The partner who went to fetch the brandy was advised to look along the road as he would be sure to find enough gold enroute to pay for the bottle.
Many of the historical structures of Jamestown have undergone reconstruction due to fires in 1855, 1966, and 1978.
www.jamestown-ca.com /history.html   (1214 words)

  
 News Break
Jamestown was the first long-lasting English colony in North America.
Jamestown was founded on the James River in 1607 by members of the Virginia Company.
Over time more men and boys went to Jamestown and the population of the settlement grew to 500 people.
www.harcourtschool.com /newsbreak/jamestown.html   (630 words)

  
 Jamestown and Conanicut Island - RI - An Introduction for Visitors
Even today, there is a quiet rural character to much of the island and Jamestown's commercial center has the feel of a traditional village.
Narragansett Avenue was the cross-island connection between the east and west ferry landings until bridges linked Jamestown to the western mainland (in 1940) and to Newport (in 1969).
In 1992, the western highway approach to Jamestown was upgraded to a four-lane bridge; replacing the two-lane bridge that served the island for more than fifty years.
www.jamestown-ri.info /RRJamestown.htm   (569 words)

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