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Jamestown, Virginia Part 3 – The Story of Jane

In earlier posts there have been references to “The Starving Time.” Here is the story. In grade school in Virginia in the 1950s we learned about John Smith, Powhatan and Pocahontas. We did not learn about Jane. It was not, … Continue reading

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Jamestowne, Virginia Part 2 – John Smith’s Role

Introduction The record of Jamestowne has been greatly expanded over the past two decades and much more is now understood about the lives of these early settlers. John Smith was probably the single most influential individual in the survival of … Continue reading

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Jamestown, Virginia Part I – A Flashback and Introduction

Prologue The farm that I grew up on was about 20 miles from Williamsburg, Virginia. My mother did her weekly shopping in Williamsburg. While she shopped, I would explore the restored section of Williamsburg. It has become something of a … Continue reading

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