If you paid attention to history classes, you’d know that the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock that cold Thanksgiving wasn’t when America was first settled. For those who don’t believe it, we’re here to set the record straight.
We arrived in Williamsburg, Virginia area May 1st (2015) with plans to stay three weeks at U.S. Naval Weapons Station Cheatham Annex RV Park. One of the cool places we wanted to visit was Jamestown National Historic Park; where our Nation’s history really began.
About Jamestown History…
Located on the James River, Britain’s King James sent Explorer Captain John Smith to set up the Virginia Company in Jamestown, to colonize Virginia for profit. Hence, the reason why the town was named Jamestown. The expedition set sail from England in three small sailing ships, the Discovery, the Susan Constant and the Godspeed.
It wasn’t until the following year in 1607 when the English settlers first arrived on the shore of what is now Jamestown.
It was also when Captain John Smith met Pocahontas, a Powhatan Native American later known as Rebecca Rolfe. Pocahontas assisted English colonists during their first rough years in Virginia.
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