On this day in history.

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    It’s also international Pi (ℼ) (3.14...) day, which feels oddly appropriate.
     
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    Jamestown Founded This Day in 1607 - First Permanent English Colony in America

    Jamestown was named after King James I, and was founded on Jamestown Island in the James River in 1607, the first permanent English colony in North America - the early settlers suffered severely from starvation and Native American opposition w/ many dying - the first Virginia 'cash crop' was tobacco, first cultivated in 1612 by John Wolfe who married Pocahontas - she died young in England in 1617 at the age of 20 or 21 years (see quotes and links for more detailed information).

    Susan & I have visited the James-York peninsula many times - much to see and do: 1) Jamestown; 2) Yorktown; 3) Hampton Roads (clash of the Civil War ironclads); and 4) Williamsburg, the restored Colonial Capital of Virginia until moved up the James River to Richmond - maps below show the geography of the lower peninsula (which was also the site of McCellan's Peninsular Campaign early in the Civil War) - just a couple of other pics of the Jamestown entrance and the 3 replica ships that brought the settlers from England to Virginia. Dave :)

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    I found a couple of maps of Jamestown.
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    Hi Scifan.. - thanks for the maps. We've not visited the area in well over 10-12 years - tried to talked her into a 'Peninsular Adventure' last year but she prefer other trips - also check my collection of books on regional Carolina & Virginia history - couple of general books on VA but none specific to Jamestown - SO, checked Amazon - a new one (just a year old) by William Kelso (shown below) - I've seen him on a number of videos discussing research @ Jamestown - wish the price was a little less but a University of Virginia Press publication (seems these state university press publications always are sold at a premium), but may just go on and make a purchase - ALSO, want to re-visit - there are a LOT of other historic places that I've not seen, especially at the tip of that peninsula in Hampton and Newport News. Dave :)
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    May 15, 1903:
    Maria Reiche, German mathematician, archaeologist and technical translator was born in Dresden, German Empire.
    She discovered and researched into the Nacza Lines. Maria Reiche was known as “Lady of the Lines”.
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    May 20, 1570:
    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first true modern atlas, written by Abraham Ortelius, was printed in Antwerp for the first time.
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