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Jamestown, the REAL birth place of America!

On our Haunted road trip, one of our stops was Jamestown. There was not a lot left of the town except for the church. But there are a lot of artifacts in the museum. One of the sadder aspects of the colony is when they almost starved to death. They had to resort to cannibalism (finding a skull and bones in the kitchen that had been cut and prepared for a meal). The skull was modeled into what the victim would have looked like.

The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. It was located on the east bank of the James (Powhatan) River about 2.5 mi (4 km) southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg. William Kelso writes that Jamestown "is where the British Empire began". It was established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 4, 1607 O.S.;(May 14, 1607 N.S.), and was considered permanent after brief abandonment in 1610. It followed several failed attempts, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke, established in 1585 on Roanoke Island. Jamestown served as the capital of the colony of Virginia for 83 years, from 1616 until 1699.

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