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Jamestown Settlement

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Jamestown Settlement

Place  From 4/5/1607 

Categories: Community / Clubs

Countries: USA

The first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and named by some as the place where the British Empire began.105 so-called 'adventurers' sailed in three ships, the 'Susan Constant', the 'Discovery' and the 'Godspeed'. The site of the settlement was chosen for its good defensible position, but it was too poor and remote for agriculture, swampy, plagued by mosquitoes, and only had brackish tidal river water which was unsuitable for drinking. In addition, the settlers arrived too late in the year to get crops planted, and in a few months, 80% of the party were dead. In spite of problems with supplies, mismanagement and attacks from local Indians, the settlement survived and prospered.

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Jamestown Settlement

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45088

Captain John Smith

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71695

Jamestown tree

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74715

Virginia Settlers Memorial

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