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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jamestown

Back in time to the early 17th century.  To Jamestown,  founded in 1607.  That's just a few years after Elizabeth I died and left the throne to her cousin James of Scotland.

First stop was Jamestown Settlement.   This is the place to find the recreated Powhatan village, the replicas of the Susan Constant, the Discovery and the Godspeed, and Jamestown fort.  Indoors you'll find a small movie theater and a gallery.    Today I learned a blacksmith didn't make anything.  You'd buy a chain from a chain smith, your thimbles from a thimble maker, etc.  And you'd bring the chain, or thimble, or whatever, to the blacksmith to be repaired.

Believe it or not, there's a Disney animation cell in the gallery. It's there along with portraits of the real Pocahontas.  The point was that Pocahontas was a real person but has become a character of myth and legend.

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