The plan for
Wednesday was that we were going to visit Jamestown to see how life was
lived almost 200 years before the Revolution, when the first colonists
that managed to make a go of it came ashore. However, Tonia and her
family wanted to visit Bryant's brother's ex up in Maryland, so the
tourist group boiled down to my brother, his family, and I.
building I took any pictures in was the barn. There was a lot of
tobacco curing for trade, as well as many hand tools. I didn't even see
any horse drawn plows or anything like that.
contained supplies from England, mostly food and gunpowder. That
thatched building was the governor mansion/office.
It was a simple
place compared to the one in Williamsburg, just a room that might hold
20 people if they crowded together. The church was the only other place
in the colony with a nice interior.
Outside the fence that separated the settlement from hostile
forces, there was a nice little farm.
On the left is a modern reproduction of the smallest ship on the
Virginia quarter. It was surprisingly small.
The Susan Constant was the largest of the three ships. It was
still small by modern standards.