Saturday, May 13, 2006

399 years ago today...

...104 male settlers arrived at a site they named James Cittie and established the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

To celebrate, I share with you an old 1939 RTD Fred Seibel editorial cartoon I find particularly amusing, especially around Thanksgiving-time when the media focus tends to be on the Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock:

I love this: "... North Virginia, (now called Massachusetts)..."

Happy birthday, Jamestown, Virginia.

Next year's celebration should be a doozy!



Suzanne said...

North Virginia! hahahah...

I am just glad it was not me. Hunger, pestilence, disease, a very poor survival rate. Not good.

Bess said...

How about that - the mother colony's birthday is on Mother's Day.

Hope you had a good weekend.