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Jamestown (Jamestown, Virginia)

The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later --... Show more »
The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. « Show less « Show less

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  • Use your rebate to take a vacation on Uncle Sam

    The checks are in the mail -- and in some bank accounts. The Department of the Treasury has signed those little slips of paper designed to give many of us a piece of the $168-billion stimulus package that is supposed to kick-start our flagging economy....
  • Battlefield Virginia

    From the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
  • Sitka, where woodwinds and Alaska wildlife put on a show

    Sitka, where woodwinds and Alaska wildlife put on a show
    The small red plastic sign on the wall behind the Avis car-rental counter set off alarm bells in my brain: "A cleaning fee may be charged due to fish smell or having animals in the car or trunk." -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Airfare to Alaska: An...
  • Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler

    Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler
    Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
  • In Realms of the Spirit

    On the flank of a slight hill on the west side of the Rio Grande, I stand beside a 6-foot-tall concrete cross and, for a moment, hold history in the palm of my hand. The place is a rough field that in some other climate might have been called a pasture....
  • Lucille Ball Dies; TV's Comic Genius Was 77

    Lucille Ball Dies; TV's Comic Genius Was 77
    Lucille Ball, the leggy showgirl, model and B-grade movie queen whose pumpkin hair and genius for comedy made her an icon of television, died early Wednesday, a week after undergoing emergency heart surgery. The co-creator and star of " I Love Lucy," a...