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TANX-POWHATAN'S HILL OR POWHATAN'S TOWER | by OLD VIRGINIA SURVEYOR
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TANX-POWHATAN'S HILL OR POWHATAN'S TOWER

Captains Christopher Newport and Gabriel Archer eventually make it to this spot. Richmond, Virginia, the Capital City of Virginia. It is RVA nowadays. It has been the Capital of the Confederacy, the Seat of Several Rebellions, against both a Mother Country that did not know how to administer 13 Colonies across a very wild Ocean and also against a Union in a war that changed the United States ARE to the United States IS.

Captain Archer came up here in 1607. described the place thus:

“It is situate upon a high hill by the waterside, a plain between it and the water 12 score yards over, whereon he sows his wheat, bean, peas, tobacco, pompions, gourds, hemp, flax, etc. Here we were conducted up the hill to the king.”

Captain Newport ‘relates’ in Smith’s later accounts of the early history:

“No place so strong, so pleasant & delightful in Virginia.”

We then ask, “Where was this hill?”

Deductions from the maps lead us to this answer. But it takes some doing of detective work. the narratives left to us by the Englishmen who made contact with the Native Americans living here at the time, create no small amount of confusion and befuddlement. much like The King James Bible, the modern needs to do a quite a lot of deciphering, reading, thinking, re-reading, staring at maps until cross-eyed.... but it can be done, eventually. patience is the main ingredient in the stew of historical interpretation. praying is also a good activity to begin the proceedings.

 

www.jimmydean.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&a...

 

www.jimmydean.com/

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Dean

 

www.cmt.com/artists/jimmy-dean/biography/

 

www.biography.com/people/jimmy-dean-575760

   

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Taken on April 23, 2012