A Student of History

March 31, 2006

Following John Smith

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 1:35 pm

There is a lengthy article in the Washington Post of 3/31/2006 on John Smith and Jamestown, and going to the places he did. Next year is the 400th anniv. of the founding of Jamestown.  The state has created a trail for those interested in learning more:

Known more concisely as Captain John Smith's Trail and named after the indefatigable explorer and perhaps the most famous of the first Jamestown settlers — who would map many of the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries — the tour follows existing roads and the James itself to many sites, including public and privately-owned museums, state and local parks, wildlife areas, plantations and, of course, Jamestown itself. Via the online guide http://www.virginia.org/johnsmithtrail or with printed maps to be available later this spring (which will include Global Positioning System coordinates for boaters), you can learn of the historical significance and natural attractions of each of the sites on the tour's three loops, which span from Richmond to the Hampton Roads region.

For the article, go here.

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