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Old Church, Jamestown
This 1639 church tower was one of the few remnants of the Jamestown Settlement visible in the 1890s, when the picture was taken

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Jamestown Was Established
May 14, 1607

The Virginia Company of England made a daring proposition: sail to the new, mysterious land, which they called Virginia in honor of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, and begin a settlement. They established Jamestown, Virginia, on May 14, 1607, the first permanent British settlement in North America. Though determined, these settlers did not know what severe challenges they would face.
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