Monday, May 14, 2007

400 years ago today...

...104 male settlers, after arriving at a site they named James Cittie the previous day, established the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

To celebrate, I share with you an old 1939 Richmond Times Dispatch 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:

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

Happy birthday, Jamestown, Virginia.


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