Saturday, July 16, 2016

Summer at Jamestown --and elsewhere

James River
Summertime at Jamestown, 1606

Summertime in Houston, 2016

Look for more blogs in August!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer at Jamestown, July 1607: Some good news, some bad.

The first summer at Jamestown, July 1607

In the journal kept by the colony’s first president, Edward Wingfield, on July 3, 1607 there was some good news, and some not so good:

Seven or eight Indians presented President Wingfield with a Dear (sic).”

About this tyme divers (sic) of our men fell sick.”

And some of them died.