Remembering Jamestown, Virginia: Growing Up in the Shadow of John Smith

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In 1607, Captain John Smith and his band of colonists landed in what is now Jamestown, Virginia, and established the first permanent English settlement in North America. In 1939, Billy Smith, Taylor's step-father and a passionate preservationist with the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, moved his family to the island. In this warm, accessible book, Taylor recounts a childhood surrounded by history and those striving to conserve it. From anecdotal tales of crabbing and fishing on the James River to stories of the dedication of those who made the area what it is today, this book offers a refreshing look at the history of one of the nation's best-preserved landmarks, historic Jamestowne.
ISBN: 9781596293694
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 56
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Rodney Taylor grew up on the Jamestown Island. His parents were influential in organizing the Association of the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in the Jamestown area. Mr. Taylor has written one other book on Jamestown and gives tours and lectures featuring area history and preservation. He is retired from teaching at Longwood College.
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