Yesterday, the 29h, we drove to the Jamestown Historical National Park. . The Virginia Colony was settled in 1607 by a group of men from England’s Virginia Company. The first thing we did was take a Guided Archeological Tour. We saw a circle in the dirt that the archeologist said was where a corner post of the 1608 James Fort had stood. . It is exciting to be able to state that a post from 1608 had been in that hole. Bodies were dug up and iron crosses have been used to mark their location. . Leaving the park, we saw some wildlife. .
Today, the 30th, we toured the Yorktown Battlefield National Park. . The 17,600 man allied American, French an Prussian army defeated Lord Cornwallis and his English and Prussian army at the 1781 siege. We had a very informative Ranger led talk about the siege by this extremely demonstrative young Ranger. . We followed the signs on the auto tour. . Along the way we saw the restored Moore home where the articles of surrender were decided. . A Yorktown Victory Monument was authorized by the Continental Congress ten days after Cornwallis surrendered. Of course the funds for the monument were not provided for 100 years. . In 1956, the head had to be replaced, and they added a lightening rod to the top of the head.
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