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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Colors of the Wind

Magnet #82 - Jamestown, VA

So, May 14, 2007, was the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in what is now the U.S.

You'da thunk a year-long celebration would have given me ample time for me to get down to Virginia, but nope. I missed all of it - my sisters brought this one back for me. Jeepers, even the Queen made it down there to make her speeches.

I actually think I wasn't the only one who couldn't make it. Last year, just before the anniversary celebration proper, they still had tons of tickets leftover...which is a tiny bit sad. Methinks it was probably a hard sell. I'm not gonna go for the history lesson on this one, but, if you want to learn more, this education site has a few good videos to while away the time.

But, I'm not gonna lie. While I dimly remember learning about the settlement in school, most of what I know about Jamestown is really from Disney's Pocahontas.

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1 comment:

julie said...

jamestown was cool. even cooler was the yorktown visit. the ranger there was AWESOME. :)