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Celebrated as America's birthplace, Jamestown, Virginia, has a rich history, beginning in 1607 when the first permanent English settlement in the New World was established. This island in the James River, now referred to as Historic Jamestowne, has witnessed many a change in the past 400 years. Though it was, for almost a century, the capital of Virginia, it was later all but abandoned and used as farmland. During the Civil War, Jamestown served as an outpost for both Confederate and Union troops. As the result of efforts on the part of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) and the National Park Service, Jamestown is today a well-preserved historical site and welcomes nearly half a million visitors annually. Such famous individuals as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Queen Mother, and Queen Elizabeth II have traveled to mark Jamestown's heritage. Visitors to nearby Jamestown Settlement, a state park, enjoy replicas of the original fort and the three ships that carried the first settlers.
ISBN: 9780738516424
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Rodney B. Taylor and Will Molineux share close connections with Jamestown. Taylor, who grew up on the island, formerly taught history and served as an administrator in the Fairfax, Virginia school system. He is a past director of the Colonial Capital Branch of the APVA. Molineux, a former newspaper editor, served as an administrative assistant for the 1957 Jamestown Festival and frequently lectures on topics relating to early 20th century Williamsburg. Having also authored Images of America: Williamsburg, this is Molineux's second work to be featured by Arcadia Publishing. Taylor and Molineux are proud to illustrate their knowledge of Historic Jamestowne in this pictorial chronicle.
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