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How theater weathers wars, outlasts empires and survives pandemics
"Oh firm use of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention a kingdom for a stage princes to act and monarch to behold the swelling scene. Though to be totally honest right. Now i'd settle for a real school day a night out and a hug from a friend. The words that i spoke at the beginning firm use a fire etc are shakespeare's. He wrote them as the opening to his play. Henry the fifth and there are also quite likely. The first words ever spoken on the stage of the globe theatre in london when it opened in fifteen ninety nine the global go on to become the home for most of shakespeare's work and from what i hear that shakespeare guy was pretty popular but despite his popularity just four years later in sixteen zero three. The globe would close for an extended period of time in order to prevent the spreading and resurgence of the bubonic plague and facts from sixteen zero three to sixteen thirteen. All of the theaters in london were closed on and off again for an astonishing seventy eight months here in chicago in two thousand sixteen new theaters opening as well. The steppenwolf had just opened at seventeen hundred theater. Space the goodman down in the loop had just opened its new center for education and engagement and the chicago shakespeare theatre had just started construction on its newest theatre space. The yard today. Those theatres as well as the homes are over two hundred and fifty other theater companies across chicago are closed due to covid nineteen from broadway to l. a. Theaters are dark and when or if the lights are ever going to come on again. That means that tens of thousands of theater artists are out of work from actors and directors to stage managers. Set builders costume designers. It's not like it's an easy time to go wait tables. It's a hard time for the theater. And it's a hard time for the world but while theaters may be feeder as an art form has the potential to shine on how we can process and use this time apart to build a brighter more equitable healthier future together. Theater is the oldest art form we humans have. We know that the greeks were writing plays as early as the fifth century. Bc but theater goes back before that it goes back before we learned to write to call and response around fires. And who knows maybe before we learned to build fire itself feeder has outlasted empires weathered wars and survived plagues in the early sixteen hundred. Theatres closed over sixty percent of the time in london. And that's still looked at is one of the most fertile an innovative periods of time in western theater history. The plays that were written then are still performed today. Over four hundred years later unfortunately in the early sixteen hundreds a different plague was making its way across the ocean and it hit the shores of what would be called american sixteen nineteen when the first slave ships landed in jamestown virginia. Racism is an ongoing plague in america but many of us in the theater like to think we're not infected or that we are at worst as symptomatic but the truth is our symptoms have been glaring onstage and off. We have the opportunity to use this intermission. Caused by one clegg to work to cure another. We can champion a theater. That marches protests burns bills. We can reimagine the way our theaters institutions work to make them more reflective. And just we can make this one of the most innovative and transformative periods of time in western theater. History one that we're still learning about celebrating four hundred years from now. What we embody in the theater can be embodied in the world. Why because theater is an essential service. And what i mean by that. Is that theater is in service to that which is essential about ourselves. Love anger rage despair. Hope theatre not only shows us the breadth and depth of human emotions. It allows us to experience catharsis to feel our feelings and rather than ignore compartmentalize them move through them to discover. What's on the other side
Ultimate Gamer Brings Esports to Times Square for New Years Eve
"We are talking video games on New Year's Eve while Time Square will be packed with people excited to bring out this hellish year. The Times Square spirit will still come through with a virtual event through a partnership between Ultimate Gamer and Global real estate firm. Jamestown Ultimate Gamer is an online tournament Palm like community. And today we're talking to Steve Suarez ultimate gaming CEO Steve, welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me Mitch. It's an honor to be here. I'm excited to talk with Steve primarily about New Year's Eve event. And then also talking about Ultimate Gamer In general first at this mie event Ultimate Gamer will host a variety of straights including ones from a sports organizations Furia and misfits gaming you'll have appearances from Hip Hop dong. Gamers well, he's a friend of the show and they will host tournaments in fortnite Apex League of Legends and Valor and there's also a charity element as a Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation will run educational content and fundraising to support people living with paralysis starting December 19th fans could download the virtual New Year's Eve app called v n y e or visit vnyl to find streams and giveaways. We're going to get discussion about what Ultimate Gamer is and how this event came together. But first Steve Woodgate was here and why he gave a celebration they first think of ninja trying to do a fortnite dance in front of a crowd of less than enthusiastic New Yorkers boss wants you to targeting this day for another gaming event. Why did you feel like gaming fits so well for New Year's Eve? Well Mitch, look Times Square New Year's Eve is probably one of the most iconic events of the year, you know with my background and and events and production. That's kind of the mecca of all events, right? It's Washed by they have over a billion Impressions every year and it's televised by stations all around the world and this year, you know, unfortunately due to the pandemic New Year's Eve in Times Square is going to look a little bit different. So so we thought that it was a great idea to partner with the folks at Jamestown and create a virtual experience, which is very interactive and and and allow this gaming generation to experience virtual New Years Eve New Year's Eve in Times Square, but virtually, it's actually kind of the way I'd rather odd experience New Year's Eve in Times Square. I've heard horror stories from attending that event on the ground that like, you can't find a bathroom or it's just like you you sort of just stuck in a line for home. The hours until the ball drops. So I've always felt like it's a vet better experienced either on my TV or virtually impossible. Listen, I don't disagree with you. But but you know virtually issue what's really cool about it is that you actually going to be it's it's so interactive through our virtual New Year's Eve app you download the app or you do it on your desktop and and you experience it as a guitar and you get to dress up as the Ultimate Gamer Avatar or as you know, five different types of avatars and you get to walk around Times Square meet people, you know, look at three three different concerts live you can play games you can go into into stores and to the Ultimate Gamer lounge and visit some of our partners and and and and special deals that we have with them very unique experience that I think people are really really going to enjoy so take us to do a little bit about what this event looks like. We do. Would you describe it? I'm thinking my my braids going towards like VRA are almost laughing. Walking around with these different portals of different entry points. How does this event look and play out on the app you are in Times Square. It is Time Square virtually. So when when you when you download the app and you register, you are an avatar and you get to walk around Times Square go into the stores a go into live concerts at the one Times Square building you jump in the elevator and you go up, you know, the second floor of the third floor and watch these live concerts and and you get to also play games. There's three games in the virtual New Year's Eve app and then through Ultimate Gamer, you can play so you could come participate in some of our competition some more gaming competitions to win prizes from some of our partners are really cool prizes. Yeah a ton of big brands on this event as well. It's like you mentioned massive Impressions on the New Year's Eve event every single year this year looking a lot different people are still going to be really excited to ring. This year in particular but they're also going to be at home. Hopefully not partying. Please don't party under usually that should go without saying our audience is smart enough to know that out so long, uh, but it feels like something that people are going to be kind of at a loss for what to do on New Year's Eve, you know, I think about all the past ones. It's usually a party of some sort and this year I won't be home. I don't know. What I'm going to do on New Year's Eve. Are you expecting to see if even higher rate of Impressions on this night than we would see in the past because of how many people are just not wrong to have plants. Well, my first opens that people are going to you know, the app is absolutely free. So, you know, you lose Nothing by trying it out and experiences. I think everybody gamer a non-gamer will enjoy the experience and and a lot of the features at the app
"Most without equal for this recipe you will need one each skylark thrush quayle ortolan lapping. Golden plover partridge woodcock. -til guinea hen guinea fowl. Wild duck red pheasant. Wild goose boostered and fake pecker pluck and got the birds then stuff the smallest bird into the next smallest birds cavity and so on until you have one neutron star of bird meet paraphrased from seventeenth century cookbook and you thought her duck in was a new thing. My name's moxy. And this is your brain on facts. Two days after this episode drops. It is thanksgiving in the united states and the supporters at patriot. Dot com slash. Your brain on facts voted to go. Turkey talk today. So let's go through the myths and misconceptions by working our way through a painting an odd choice as this is an audio only medium. Certainly luckily we don't have to pick just one painting. Most paintings depicting the first thanksgiving in giant air quotes of sixteen twenty. One contain the same things about of puritan settlers dressed in austere black clothing. With bright metal buckles gathered around a table laden with food. Maybe the family patriarch is offering a prayer and a small group of native americans can be seen in the background. Maybe one or two in the foreground. If i were to show you jennie. Augusta browns combs. The first thanksgiving or the first thanksgiving by louise jerome farris painted within a year of each other in the early twentieth century. Incidentally you'd say oh. Yeah that was in my history book which year all of them probably. That's how we've been taught to think of historical thanksgiving's but we're not school kids anymore. So it's time to update that image paintings of the first thanksgiving referred to that feast in sixteen twenty one in plymouth massachusetts. What we actually know about the feast. Concretely is very limited. It mostly comes from a single letter. Written by a communist named edward winslow two hundred and twenty years later in eighteen forty one. His letter was published in chronicles. Of the pilgrim fathers by boston writer and publisher alexander young and it was young. Who called the gathering. The first thanksgiving even though the word thanksgiving doesn't appear anywhere in winslow's letter that feast wouldn't have been thanksgiving to the pilgrims. Puritans did observe thanksgiving days after fortunate events like a good harvest. The were religious observances. People spent the day in church often in silent prayer and they fasted rather than feasted. It's almost the polar opposite of the way we celebrate thanksgiving today. So that day wasn't thanksgiving and it wasn't even the first for a few reasons for starters. It didn't happen a second time. Let alone annually. So it can hardly be said to be the first of anything it would take more than two hundred years for an autumn. Feast referred to as thanksgiving too widely proliferate second. It wasn't the first meal shared by europeans and native americans in the new world. A reasonable drive from my home here in. Virginia is the berkeley plantation where a thanksgiving feast was held this one by the europeans alone. Three dozen settlers arrived in the chesapeake bay in sixteen nineteen on a ship. Captain by a man who had survived the winter of sixteen o nine in the jamestown colony a winter referred to as the starving time after a rough two and a half months at sea and another week on inland waterways. They finally arrived at berkeley hundred later called berkeley plantation on december fourth. They disembarked assembled a meal. From what shifts rations. They still had ham and wasters probably and said prayers of thanksgiving. It was declared that their arrival must be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving to almighty god end so it was for two whole years in march of sixteen twenty two. The poyton having noticed that the settlers weren't leaving and in fact were expanding their territory and kept trying to convert and civilize them attacked berkeley and other settlements killing over three hundred fair playboys if you ask historians in maine they'll tell you the first. Such meal happened not in sixteen twenty one in massachusetts but in sixteen. O seven in papa main. The popham colony barely lasted a year. Thanks to a fire in their storehouse during the particularly harsh winter and miscalculations like staying in a four right on the shore rather than moving inland where the forest could provide a windbreak. They arrived in the
Dive Agains Debris
"Last weekend we did something new and something I found extremely rewarding. We conducted the Patty project aware dive against debris specialty course. This all came about as I was working on what the shop would be doing during project aware week this year. Since advocating for ocean health and sustainability is a key part of our mission as a dive shop. It just felt like this was a good thing to do. We couldn't get it done during project aware week because we had other stuff going on. But we got it in. The first thing I needed to do was the research on the specialty course and found out that I needed to get my designation as a dive against debris special instructor. No big deal. I downloaded all the great material from the project aware site studied it and sent my paperwork off to Patty and quickly got my rating. So I want to talk a little bit more on how we conducted the course what it was and what was involved. Like most of our training these days we leveraged our virtual classroom for knowledge development and then we headed out to the ocean a few days later to conduct our dive against debris. During the knowledge development session. We talked all about the sources of marine debris how it gets into our waterways and we all shared examples of problems with Marine debris that we've encountered. We also talked about all the efforts being made to clean up the ocean and we all agreed that a critical step that must be taken is that we have to stop putting trash in the ocean to begin with. From there, we transitioned into discussion the actual dive and how valuable it is to conduct a dive against debris survey. One of the neat things about the course is the dive against debris data card that you can use to complete and record your survey. It's a two-page form that captures all the relevant information about your survey like the location the latitude and longitude depth duration participants and more money. And then you also have a detailed check list to catalogue all the trash you find. I just want to note that you only record trash that you pull out from under water on a Surface are on the beach. It doesn't count. We closed out our virtual session by discussing how to make our survey account and that's by following the five easy steps way sort record disposed and report. We finished up the Night by reviewing the logistics for our Sunday morning dive. Well Sunday morning arrived with some spectacular New England fall weather a great day for diving at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and we were treated to some pretty good visibility. After our dive briefing and going through our plan, we geared up and hit the water with five divers. Our survey time came in at 41 minutes and we managed to pull three pounds of trash from underwater. Of the nineteen pieces of trash we recovered three of them were surgical face masks certainly a sign of the times. Once the sorting and recording was complete we bundled all the trash for proper disposal. I gotta say we all felt really good about our dive with a purpose. And then it was very rewarding to actually record our results in to dive against debris database c r i dive against debris badge next to our one hundred percent aware of like organized aware action badges on this project aware site and then find our survey on the map. When I first started planning this course little did I realize how impactful it would be for me and I think our newly certified dive against debris divers felt the same way home driving with a purpose participating in citizen science while having fun under water is special. If you're die shop isn't doing dive against debris ask them if they might consider doing it you and they won't be disappointed time to make every dive a dive against free.
New round of evacuations for Colorado fire
"Wildfire in Boulder County has firefighters and officials scrambling. We're watching a fire the cow would fire grow near James Town, the town Ajay in town. We've had a mandatory evacuations around the town of Jamestown and many road closures up near there as well, Gabby Boer Creature with a Boulder Office of emergency Management says because of growing road closures, even people outside the mandatory evacuation area should consider leaving. No word on what caused the fire or what its size is. Keith works at a shop not far away from here in North Boulder. There's no smoke here where we are, but we can see a big plume of smoke up near Jamestown, Jamestown's about 10 miles northwest of Boulder,
The Beginning of Black History
"Most of us think that the first Africans to arrive in what is now the United States, we're slaves, but it turns out that that's not true. The first African to set foot on what would become United States soil was a free black man named Juan Garrido. A conquistador, the Spanish name for a conqueror. Rita was born around fourteen eighty in west Africa. As a young man he traveled to Lisbon. Portugal then to Sa- V. Spain when he converted to the Roman Catholic. Church he took a new name Juan Garrido meaning handsome John. He winds up sailing with the Spanish is a free person as A. Door and spends three decades in service to the Spanish crown. In fifteen thirteen garrido participated in Pants Dale Fain expedition in Florida in search of the Fountain of Youth. This is the first record of a black person setting foot in what is now the United States. What does that mean? It means that there was this space people of African descent could occupy. That wasn't exclusively being a person of bondage. RETO. Settled in Mexico where he spent his final years working at a gold mining operation and while he was a freeman, he profited from local slave labor. Garrido died in fifteen fifty almost seventy years before the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown?
31. Dive Flags, EN-ROADS climate solution simulator, diving the Andrea Doria - burst 02
"Many of us go on die vacations to exotic spots and do a majority of our diving from a boat. I did a piece on boat diving etiquette back in February. And you can check out the archives if you're interested one of the things we don't have to worry about when we were diving from a boat is having a die flag that all changes if we are sure diving. You'RE GONNA have to fly or carry your own die flag now. I I learned about die. Flags in my patty open water diver course like most of us have and we actually used a die flag when we were doing our certification dives at Fort Weather. All in Jamestown Rhode Island. Now I went back to my original open water manual to look at what they covered. Yeah I still have that manual. That was before we had the electronic learning. Now we're all familiar with the red rectangular flag that has the white diagonal stripe but remember. There's also blue and white double tailed pennant. Or Alpha flag that signifies diving operations now according to Patty. The flag must be large enough to be seen from at least one hundred yards or meters away so to give you some perspective. Think about this. You're standing on the goal line of a football field and that you're able to see and more importantly identify that flag placed on the other goal. Line I want to cover a couple of other things about your die. Flat your flag is supposed to be flying so do accomplish. This usually have a wire across the flag to keep it extending now. You GotTa make sure that that wire is in place and there are no rips or tears in the flag the might make go limp remember. You're on that far goal line and it's Kinda hard to pick out the flag if it's not flying also. The flag needs to be seen by any boats in the area and should be at least three feet above the surface. Now that's absolutely necessary. When there are choppy seas the laws in your area may have special requirements. So you're going to have to check them out on the distances etc. But if they don't you WanNa stay within fifty feet of your diet. Flag and boats are supposed to stay one hundred two hundred feet away from die flat. Now I can tell you from experience and seeing it. That doesn't always happen. Boats don't usually respect. Sometimes they don't respect that one hundred two hundred foot rule. The die flags pretty simple is usually has a float and nears. This poll that goes through the middle of it runs through the the float and it usually has a counterweight on the bottom to keep the pole upright. Now you also have a line attached to it. That usually seventy five hundred feet normally polypropylene wrapped around the holder. Like I said it's pretty simple until you get into water you have to practice holding it leading out the line keeping the float above you not trailing way behind pulling the float underwater or getting tangled up in the line of another die flag or your gear. We've seen it all at our open waters in Jamestown. Also remember you need to hang onto your holder. We've seen that to die. Flags get away from people. Remember die. Flags are another important piece of your safety equipment and it's only safe. You know how to use it. So when you're on your shore dive be cognizant of what you're doing with that die flag practice with it and be safe with it.
What's So American About Apple Pie?
"You think of the word America. But what specific fix symbols. Come to mind the Statue of Liberty Baseball Burgers a world class albeit very expensive college degree. Those are all good guesses but for a a long time a sweeter treat has represented the best and worst of the United States Apple Pie. If you're from around here then it's a good bet that you've heard the oft-recited recited phrase as American as Apple Pie. But what's the origin of this patriotic slogan. First let's back up and look at how apple's landed on America's shores ores apple's had been cultivated around Europe and Asia for thousands of years but when European colonists arrived in the Americas they found only wild crab apples small Soured dry apples. That aren't good for eating unlike some other fruits. If you plant and appleseed there's no guarantee that the resulting tree will bear the same delicious fruit. You Ate Apple. Trees tend to revert to their wild format grafting on branches from developed trees helps and you also need pollinators honeybees to grow the fruit so although the original settlers of Jamestown brought apple seeds and seedlings with them from Europe planted them in their new homeland. The first apples grown in America were mostly used for CIDER rather than desert. Now let's Talk Pie. It was only with the availability of granulated sugar through slavery and trade. That dessert hurt pies including apple pies came into popularity in America despite the Apple Pies Common Association with American Pride Europeans and actually got in the whole piping. I think down centuries before a recipe for Dutch Apple Pie can be traced back to fifteen fourteen and the English were so enamored with apple pies in the late fifteen hundreds. They even came up with Pie. Themed soliloquies so who was responsible for impressing apples into the American mindset. That that would be one. John Chapman also done by the more famous. Moniker of Johnny appleseed. Contrary to popular belief appleseed was no mere American legend he he really did exist and what's more. He planted apple nurseries around the turn of the nineteenth century throughout Ohio and other Midwestern states and he sold them at a tidy profit off. It appleseed also gave away countless more seedlings to pioneers who set up apple orchards across the nation he became legendary because he mostly walked estimates. Say somewhere around ten thousand miles over the course of his life all barefoot and with nothing but a single knife for protection. He became a symbol of rugged individualism individualism and frontier expansion and in the years since the United States has developed a whole slew of truisms associated with apples including an apple. A day keeps the the doctor away and one bad apples oils. The bunch the phrase American as Apple Pie popped up in print as early as nineteen. Twenty eight was being used to describe I blue Henry Hoover the first lady of the Hoover Presidency and what a good homemaker she was but it wasn't until World War Two. The apple pies really became stamped into the American consciousness as a patriotic pastry by then good. Apple's had been common for a few generations and the dish was thought of as Homey and Dispel Jack due perhaps to a popular song titled. Ma I miss your Apple Pie. Published in nineteen forty one and apple pie being the most frequently served desert at American military posts during the war. It became a bit of a mean for American soldiers to tell reporters that they were fighting for mom and Apple Pie and boom boom. The Apple Pie became American given apple pies strong associations with America. It's perhaps not surprising that it's not really a homegrown. American can product but something baked overseas and brought to these shores but since immigrants are a key component of the United States there's perhaps no better symbol of America in this delicious Dessert Desert.
"jamestown" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Of a personal issue for me I live in Jamestown to the south the recycling center and let's just say sanitation practices that this recycling center or at best a lot of this stuff and blowing to the south it's in the trees it's in my neighbor's bushes and what happens is we drop a bunch of stuff for the recycling center people drop a bunch of stuff in the collective pick it up it was almost mid July before we had the stuff up and I get it people that you see a bag here there but I'm talking hundreds if not thousands of pieces of trash one course but had to get all the city Atty get involved band some of the stuff we had everything from prescription pill bottles of people's names on it mail I had people's bills from actually all over James town is pretty interesting all this is Brian thank you for a hearing I do have bad news for you though evidently a study in California said after they banned plastic bags in the communities that that that garbage cans bags garbage bags our sales went up by like a hundred twenty percent so the just be bigger garbage bags well if you're interested in your backyard Hey Jim the flag pole guys here the one that the only but he's a gentleman Jim the flag pole guy happy twenty twenty happy new year my friend do you use because of the new year everybody in the Great Plains what's on your mind today well one the new year make assessments the first of the year no implement new ideas and that's kind of where we're at right now actually been installed for for breast CA construction hi good today well not the foundations already and I'm just is that all but what about you know we're I'm making my first flag to trying it out with a new song which is cut yeah we're doing some research and development on that I got two letters four foot tall are you really you can exciting very exciting and ineffective I've had any feedback any consistent the you know the feedback from the folks at hearing on the radio say from flag give me a good from fly because a lot of out there are you know they give you get up there and they're gonna fall apart no time so you wanna you wanna rock solid one such great you got them working on the in the flag lab right now on the on how do you design a flag what do you do when you say you're working on what do you what do you do you just get the the writer wanted all the material out individually and only the letters R. four foot tall they end up flowing having cultural machines just about their king I'm gonna learn to an end of you know what I noticed about this new solution we have to Scott is the poly thread you got two rows of really high scoring a sudden resisted college credit in that kind of accident as a build to the flag just a little bit in I think it's gonna absorb energy a lot better than what some of the materials I've come across so it's actually adding a substantial I'm hoping let me tell you build on the end of the flag maker last longer also I noticed really quickly wed polls the technology's been around for forty fifty years the end of no I'm I'm pretty I'm gonna a one day install to further make it economical for my customers so yeah a lot of good things well with the old with the new I'm glad you are safe one day install your gonna dig the hole for the concrete set the poll hang the flag the whole thing in one day well this way we did the whole shut the polls we support for them before the concrete then we take our forms off we we we don't come back the next day who basically stays the trip the customer money that cost less for the fly ball yeah yeah because we love to put it in the end because the customer last sold us all working on well I love it don't it's twenty two yeah what what what will what will pray for success for some good success for our friend the gym the fight poor guy in his.
"jamestown" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Welcome back to the show ridiculous historians thank you so much for tuning in. I often say welcome back to the show. But in this case it's not to quote Fox News now more than ever it applies. My name is Ben and this is part two of a series. My name is no. We are joining part two of The JAMESTOWN Cannibal epidemic already in progress. The new arrivals were not particularly helpful. The crews of the ships thought. Why should we feed you? We just have enough food for ourselves. We talked about earlier in the episode. I mean this literally would have been just a liability. It was you know. I don't understand what they were thinking. I guess they it was just an ano another act of desperation But no they their supplies were already depleted. They were going through the worst drought in eight hundred years and the crops that they had been able to grow Were barely an. We're already there. Let alone an additional three hundred mouths so folks were hungry. Angry angry and life was just getting worse and worse every day Then we had of course the starving time that would have arrived. So when you look The fragments of Jane's Skull Conjecture from a mental floss article early Jamestown colonists were cannibals apparently Researchers found a night night was called a nitrogen. Profile enriched nitrogen profile. That showed that it was it was basically they were able to kind of track her history. Three of Nourishment and it showed that she was at one point well nourished and had a very protein-rich Diet which would have indicated that she came from a higher class And likely came over with a large group In search of a new life in in this this new world not realizing I guess what they were going into. The communication must have been incredibly incredibly difficult if not impossible. They wouldn't have known what conditions they were going into right. Yes they would have had They would they would have had some sense that the colony was in trouble but maybe not a sense of the degree of trouble that they had found themselves in so jane most likely went through an intense trauma because she had. I've been living in okay life. And now you know she and her parents or her relatives caretakers that were probably there. Were having to fight the existing colonist preserve what food they had and then also eating their livestock. This unfortunately jibes with with the contemporaneous accounts that describe corpses being dug up or people who had just died being butchered. Sure and what's interesting is they found this one body. This pretty disturbing stuff. Now that we see there is one body lose clear proof of post humus cannibalism. We know that. There's a lot of sand to these other reports of multiple acts of cannibalism. Which means that the next question is where are the rest of those corpses right now? The the plan is to display jeans remains as well as a reconstruction of what she looked like during her life in Jamestown and archaeologist sister planning to continue to investigate the last days of her life. I found this interesting. Found this BBC article that has improved Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism and they note something that is just an additional disturbing twist here whom ever butchered this child's body. Was We know they weren't skilled. So they weren't a butcher by trade but we also know this person who committed this act was likely a woman based on the statistics the majority of the inhabitants were women really. Yeah so it wasn't just some some you know creepy grave robbing dude on the edge of town so we can't we can't end there right. That's a terrible note to end on what happened. Bend to the colonists who survived after this starving time. Yes there was another expedition that set out the sea venture Who arrived from Bermuda in May of sixteen ten? That's the ship. That's the largest ship. The one that had supplies rectum mess. Right that's right finally got there and that that point they found only sixty colonists were were still alive After the six month period of of starvation Thomas Gates. who was then? The president of Jamestown realized that there would be way more starvation within just a couple of weeks So he I decided that it was time to just now jump just abandon the colony and sail back for England and so they packed up their stuff. They headed down the river the James River and they said we're GonNa Return to England until that was Lord Lord de la Warr. Think about it. There's a state named after him who you're right Came to stop them. He had a relief fleet yet. One hundred fifty new settlers led the colonists back to the fort and they laid the foundations to make this work so they did a take to you and they succeeded now of course as you know on ridiculous history. We don't want to end on these down or depressing notes. Let's look look into a little bit more. We've been talking a lot about Dr Housley. Why is he the authority here? Oddly enough if you look at his resume Somme and his experience. He is uniquely suited to be an expert in this particular investigation. He's one of the the country's most well known physical anthropologist and he studied not just this skeleton but multiple cannibalize skeletons from ancient history. He he works with the F. B. I.'s forensic investigator like Dexter but without all the Without all the murder and he's examined the bodies of victims of Jeffrey Dahmer. He thinks over the course of his career. This guy has examined more than ten thousand bodies. He's from people involved in nine eleven to get nab journalists murdered in Guatemala and most of his work he's quick to add is involves evolves ancient corpses not newer victims. So he's he's he's the right guy to go to for this kind of information but he focuses primarily on this the sort of physical anthropology. Let's call it long range for Zika for Thinking of time as distance he is not however an expert on everything about Jamestown so in the interest of not ending on a dark tale L. A.. Cannibalism we we thought. Maybe we could laundry list. Some other things you might not know about Jamestown Jamestown silver linings There actually were some that you wouldn't think about This episode of ridiculous history is brought to you by keeps Ben. Did you know the two out of three guys will experience. Some form of male pattern baldness by the time they reach at the age of thirty five. I am do oh. That's a bummer. But luckily there's good news right.
"jamestown" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Find today that refer to cannibalism Kazeem at Jamestown during this time. Or no when we talk about cannibalism if anyone's interested in the grizzlies story of this we recommend recommend the cannibalism episode of stuff. They don't want you to know which analyzes the reports of cannibalism analyzes the types of of cannibalism. Without going too far into the grizzly morbid weeds here this is a type of cannibalism known as survival survival cannibalism. It's not ritualized. It's not a ceremonial thing to commune with ancestors or to reinforce any spiritual belief leave. This is as Percy said a matter of survival but for a long time as a believe you alluded to earlier. No we we had no solid proof. We just had multiple accounts of people saying that. Someone else did it. You know what I mean. We didn't have anybody writing. Not something along the lines of first person experience with cannibalism. Just that you know. This person killed their wife These other people are victimizing the week in earlier. Excavations at Jamestown site which has been extensively analysed there were bodies of dogs in horses and cats that they could determine were consumed during this winter. The starving time sixty nine to sixteen ten but it wasn't wasn't until August of two thousand twelve. The archaeologist working for the preservation Virginia Jamestown rediscovery project found some fragments they found skeleton fragments belonging to a girl who was around probably around the age of fourteen when she died she was buried in a trash filled seller inside the Jamestown Fort. And you know like you said earlier the Jamestown Fort is on the the on Jamestown island. It's pretty small. It's twenty two and a half acres after they were examining these bones of physical anthropologists working for the Smithsonian name. Douglas Housley notice something he said you know. The girls remains her skull. Her jaw leg bone the bore some disturbing marks. They have marks of Marks of a man made cutting instrument like butchery consensually like hacking from the outside That would have been so violent Picturing the scene and scraping off the meats which would have left additional traumas to the bones? Yeah ooh so. According to our fleet we can glean being a bit about the situation context from reading the remains here. Ouseley says that the chops to the forehead were tentative and incomplete which to him indicates that there was some hesitance there but then the body was turned over and there were multiple strikes to the back of the head and then there was a wound made to the left Temple temple which was most likely. The the point of these blows was to was to open the skull retrieve the brain for consumption. Yeah and this is something that's still a topic of pretty hot debate among historians Ouseley Housley told the Smithsonian That given that these bones were found in a trash pitt All cut and chopped up. He says to quote him. It's clear that this body was dismembered for consumption. So while everything isn't known about what would have gone in this process. It's a a lot of kind of post mortem reverse engineering detective work We don't know who the girl was exactly. They're calling her Jane Gene Also not sure whether she was murdered Again my thought is maybe some of these folks have been sickly and dying and they discussed that blow blow to the back of the head to take them out or possibly she could have died of natural causes Whether there this was a individual acting alone in who would have done this Butchery or whether it was something that was a little more organized. That's not clear either right because it goes back to Social Dynamics when we're we're talking about survival cannibalism you know this debate continues We know however that the attacks On the skull were almost certainly meant just to be a way of accessing the brain or the flesh for consumption. It wasn't necessarily murder just for murder sake. Because at the time brain matter from other animals was considered considered a delicacy. And that's why the settlers may have gone straight for this Poor child's head and one thing that is this hopefully reassuring. Maybe a bit of a cold comfort is that we know with a good degree of certitude that the child was is dead before they started conducting cannibalism. Because there were no indications of a struggle. You you know what I mean. No wounds To her body that would show. She was defending herself rex. contrite they also however know that whoever was doing this this was probably their first Rodeo. The did not appear to be experienced In any kind of butchering or dressing assing of an animal. And like you said Nole. It's it's clear that this body was destroyed for one thing but we don't don't know very much about this victim. We know that we're calling this person Jane but we don't know very much about Jane. We can hypothesize the size a bit where theorize when we ask ourselves. What series of terrible events could lead to this grisly fate so as we said in sixteen o nine? There was a second fleet of ships leaving Plymouth. They had reinforcements. Seven of the nine ships survived the hurricane. CAIN landed Jamestown in mid August. They had those three hundred colonists they had lost their biggest supply ships. They believe that this child had had arrived on one of those seven surviving ships and it looks like we should pause here. You know. That's right folks. This is a two-parter. Yeah I mean look you know say what you will about two partisan into their an afterthought that's not entirely true might be a little bit true but you know what it helps us as as we do to a week and it's the holiday time and while I you know I can't speak for anyone but myself it doesn't to me. It feels more like an opportunity for us to go longer longer because we get to this point where we want to tell the whole story WanNa give you more facts more context when a dive in but sometimes it's too much for one episode. I agree you know so I so. We hope that you enjoy part one. Please tune in to part to please please please tune into part two. We promise that we have a doc nice ending. I know I know this one's really getting a little dark but it does. There is a there is a bit of a silver lining coming up for you You can Join join the conversation about this part and subsequent parts in any other part or episode that we.
June 17th, 1765 in Williamsburg Virginia
"On this episode. I'm once again on location in colonial oneal Williamsburg in Virginia last time we were together. We were outside of Bruton Parish Church a congregation that was founded an Anglican congregation Gatien that was founded in sixteen seventy four Williamsburg was founded as a town in sixteen thirty eight and of course Jamestown Jamestown was the original capital but in sixteen ninety nine the capital of the colony was moved to here and it held that capital all the way until seventeen eighty when and during the revolutionary war it was deemed that Richmond would be a safer place well we are interested in the year seventeen sixty five in fact a date in seventeen sixty five on June seventeen seventeen sixty five a group of seventeen men got together and petitioned Russian the court here and Williamsburg. This is what they requested. We intend to make use of a house in the city of Williamsburg situated on part of a lot belonging to Mr George Davenport as a place for the public worship of God. According to the Protestant Austin dissenters of the Presbyterian denomination well. This is an Anglican colony. The Anglican Church is the the established church and these seventeen presbyterians wanted an authorized legal Presbyterian church to be established they actually actually added a ps two it and the PS was this as we are unable to obtain a settled minister. We intend this place at present only for occasional worship when we have opportunity to hear any legally qualified minister well. The city of Williamsburg granted their request. They established their church perch. It was just a small little modest meeting houses. They mentioned they're not even able to have a settled minister. I walked it off and it measures about twenty two defeat by thirty six feet and in this very simple meeting house these presbyterians met member how Paul ends Romans by listing listing off a number of people well here are seventeen names William Smith John Connolly Walter Lenox James Holdcroft Robert Burke Nicholson John orchiston James Douglas James Atherton William Gemmell Edward Cummins Thomas Skinner Daniel Hoy John Bell James Smith William Brown John Morris and Charles Hankins. These were carpenters vendor's craftsman. Some of them worked in the courthouse. These were the seventeen who started this church on June. Seventeen seventeen sixty five these presbyterians came out of the great awakening. They were a new side Presbyterian Rian Church that meant that they were not only in favor of the great awakening but many of these were likely converted during the great awakening some of them might have been in converted under the Ministry of George Whitfield. Remember that sermon that we heard a paragraph from by Steve Lawson. Some of them might have been converted by I Samuel Davies Samuel Davies was a Presbyterian Missionary Tha Virginia his first wife died and his second wife was Jane Holt. Her family was a prominent family here Williamsburg and so Samuel Davies made many visits to the capital city not only to see his in laws but also to petition before the Virginia legislature and before the Virginia governor for Religious Freedom and no doubt bolstered these presbyterians that were here in Williamsburg one of those ministers who came occasionally to preach actually to those ministers who came occasionally here to preach once they've established their meeting eating house were trained by Samuel Davies well. That's the Presbyterian
Donald Trump, Virginia And President discussed on KQED Radio Show
"It was the beginning of a barbaric trade in human lives in his speech at Jamestown Donald Trump made specific reference to the history of slavery for his speech was interrupted right here in Virginia your predecessors tester held up signs and said for junior was their home and that the president could not send them back even as Mr trump border than we see helicopter to go the gyms time he was forced to defend himself against allegations of racism the
"jamestown" Discussed on The Beat with Ari Melber
"Allowed to talk down to people and to demoralize them because that's what it takes to get the job done so that is them being steeped in Patriarch and the other thing is that many of these women are the same there the fifty thirty three percent that voted for Donald Trump in the first place and now they're surprise that he's actually who he said he was going to be so I'm glad that they are waking up but should they be applauded for four. I don't think so do you need a poll to tell you that. Donald Trump is a racist I think it's great because pollsters need jobs but all you need our eyes and ears and to be able to read twitter so then you know that he's a racist so I think that America has to decide and white America in particular has to decide how they want to show up and who they want to be and how they want tomato their families their children and their future this president we appreciate you as a guest because you could do more than one thing so you bring the moral clarity and the shout out to to the suburbs and a little shade for the pollsters that's fine now. I want you all stay with me on the panel because one of the big questions that comes up who's going to step up to trump in person in tonight's night's debate is really somewhat about who looks the part for that whatever that means to voters well. We're going to show you something. You haven't seen it yet. You got to Donald Trump having to deal directly with a protester. You're calling him out for all of this Virginia State lawmaker space gets proverbially and trump's face protesting at this speech in Jamestown right here in Virginia your predecessors. Ah You here the delegate they're saying we're watching this footage pretty powerful. You can't send us back to sign you see he. There says deport hate the person here that we're about to hear from ultimately escorted out event but not escorted off the beat. I'm happy to welcome delegate Ebrahim Chimera to the beat. How are you excellent? How are you thank you for having me already? Absolutely we just saw that footage. I want to understand and our viewers understand why was was it important to you being lawmaker being able to be in that room to use your freedom of speech that way it was extremely tough decision to go into it. This is a a monumental celebration for Virginia four hundredth anniversary of democracy not just in Virginia but in the entirety of the Western Hemisphere and here we have have a president coming in espousing all sorts of xenophobic rhetoric all sorts of Hay and we have here Ah Jamestown Virginia stands for Essentially Immigrants Coming to the Americas and pursued of a better life and and A. and the the body that which they created was supposed to be representative and democratic in upholding the values of Virginia that which we have on our seal anti tyrannical Geico when you when you decide to do this you're taking a risk. The president might come after you which he did. I'M GONNA show that in a moment before I show that <hes> did you factor that in. Did you think that you could achieve something by going at him. Directly and we talk about civil rights. We all know there's a rich history <unk> of direct action in this country the idea that sometimes doing things in the same room or in front of the building or in front of the protests is different and more powerful than than wherever else we may say. Could you give us some of your thinking about that. Absolutely I mean something that sticks in my head is some of my mentors were telling me for every the <hes> for Martin Luther King for one Luther King there was one hundred Martin Luther King's they can't before him struggled that failed and look. I worked hard in my own life. My parents have sacrificed a lot. My family has sacrificed in the face of poor immigration policies. My father in particular a victim of poor immigration immigration policies in the United States is federal government. Look the risk is unbearable to think of what would happen if we allow trump a to just come and energize his base here in Virginia when we have an election in two thousand nineteen..
"jamestown" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"President trump was in Jamestown Virginia today to mark four hundred years of American democracy speech was boycotted by most diverging as Democrats and all of its black lawmakers they were protesting how trump has spoken out about lawmakers color the president this weekend that lashed out at democratic congressman Elijah Cummings and his city of Baltimore here's a band pave your of never station WCVB began his morning attacking Cummings who chairs the house oversight committee the committee that has launched a series of investigations into his administration the president claims without evidence that the majority black city of Baltimore was corrupt it's always a good fit in the fall of the bar it's been this bad it's been missing a dollar a short trip later and trump was in a giant air conditioned tent in Jamestown about a mile from where Virginia's assembly met on a sweltering day four hundred years ago those early representatives were all white landholders the first enslaved Africans arrive on a trade ship a few weeks later Cody Martin Luther king junior trump said African Americans had face centuries of cruelty in the face of grains oppression and grave injustice African Americans have built strengthened inspired up lifted protected defended and sustain our nation from its very earliest days those words rang hollow to a young Muslim American Democrat who represents going to Virginia and the state legislature in protest of trump's speech you perhaps the merest it up and shouted over the president he was escorted out to chance from some audience members most Democrats set out from speech in Virginia's legislative black caucus boycotted the event entirely they spent the morning in Richmond at the side of the old pumpkins jail what was once an infamous holding area for slaves and is now a grassy lot their goal was to recognize black Virginians contributions over the last four hundred years democratic delegate Marcy a price said trump's comments toward black politicians made him the wrong choice for today's event so this to me was a a protest against someone who has both in word and policy.
Lawmaker interrupts Trump during Jamestown speech
"The president this weekend that lashed out at democratic congressman Elijah Cummings and his city of Baltimore here's a band pave your of never station WCVB began his morning attacking Cummings who chairs the house oversight committee the committee that has launched a series of investigations into his administration the president claims without evidence that the majority black city of Baltimore was corrupt it's always a good fit in the fall of the bar it's been this bad it's been missing a dollar a short trip later and trump was in a giant air conditioned tent in Jamestown about a mile from where Virginia's assembly met on a sweltering day four hundred years ago those early representatives were all white landholders the first enslaved Africans arrive on a trade ship a few weeks later Cody Martin Luther king junior trump said African Americans had face centuries of cruelty in the face of grains oppression and grave injustice African Americans have built strengthened inspired up lifted protected defended and sustain our nation from its very earliest days those words rang hollow to a young Muslim American Democrat who represents going to Virginia and the state legislature in protest of trump's speech you perhaps the merest it up and shouted over the president he was escorted out to chance from some audience members most Democrats set out from speech in Virginia's legislative black caucus boycotted the event entirely they spent the morning in Richmond at the side of the old pumpkins jail what was once an infamous holding area for slaves and is now a grassy lot their goal was to recognize black Virginians contributions over the last four hundred years democratic delegate Marcy a price said trump's comments toward black politicians made him the wrong choice for today's event so this to me was a a protest against someone who has both in word and policy
Trump Hails African-American Contributions to America Amid Battle With Black Critics
"In lieu of presidential visit today gets the cold shoulder surgery is black state lawmakers a great many of them will boycott today's commemoration of the four hundred years of representative democracy fox's Kevin Cork in Jamestown the Virginia legislative black caucus saying in a statement the president's participation is quote antithetical to the principles the caucus
"jamestown" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Scholarships scholarship to the university of Jamestown for this it's nine eleven here at AM eleven how to the flag W's the FTC Hollister man the flag studios here with you this morning or this evening we just want to make sure you know that we're here watching the storm events for you as the skies have turned extremely ominous you're of the last half hour or so we are under a severe thunderstorm warning for a good share of our listening area for northeastern Cass county and also in Clay County all of clay county northwestern Minnesota also Norman county southeastern Paul county man Norman county northwestern Becker county and west central Clearwater county in northwestern Minnesota under severe thunderstorm warning in addition a northeast Cass county southeastern trail county in southeastern North Dakota also in the severe thunderstorm warning this was issued at eight forty three tonight and the severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until nine forty five so this is going to be a fairly lengthy one by the time this gets done here about a half hour from now at eight forty three severe thunderstorms were located along along a line extending from near Dugdale to six miles northeast of ada to near Harwood moving east at thirty five miles an hour sixty mile an hour wind gusts have been detected by trained weather spotters and radar you can expect there's going to be here we go again right damage to roads siding and trees were still cleaning up from the last bout of nasty when they came through I was just walking this evening in my neighborhood there's still a couple of fences down the location specifically impacted include Fargo Moorhead west Fargo Crookston deal worth Barnes bill in Castleton it also includes I twenty nine between mile markers fifty seven eighty nine I ninety four in North Dakota between mile markers three twenty seven three fifty two I ninety four Minnesota between mile markers one and twenty six I if you are in.
"jamestown" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins
"Oh seven roanoke the famous lost colony off the coast of present day north carolina england establishes jamestown on may fourteenth sixteen o seven locating the swampy marshlands along virginia's james river jamestown residents offered or suffer skews me horrendous mortality rates during his first five years immigrants had just a fifty fifty chance chance of surviving in those first five years now at least eighty percent of those early death did come at the hands or i guess more teddy legs of roanoke recluse spiders twice as big as normal brown recluse is far more venomous not not poisons hatching by the the hundreds of thousands working in teams swarming on the victims after initial bites would release chemical compounds tracking other spiders spiders that would lift up eyelids let more spiders climb into people's heads and then lay eggs inside people's brains and don't look now but i am fairly certain is one of the back of your neck and if you try to brush up it's gonna fall short is fucking you're never gonna get just gonna buy you invite you and by after a long time sucker you know that's bullshit if you're a new soccer and you turn this this podcast off a few seconds ago at folsom new nightmares initial jamestown counters did recently died the most basic some succumbing to disease and fights with local tribes no spider death i'm aware of jamestown expedition was fine as by the virginia company of london which believe the precious metals or to be found in the area jamestown is known as a charter settlement mean that the colony what's expected to be profitable and it was not no big gold mines should've went south guys spaniard for fucking breaking it down there in central and south america but jamestown provided a proven a british they could sell north america and continue to settle north america they did british seller scattered along the north atlantic coastline soon formed thirteen original colonies that with all join together and revolt bolt in today's tail now do we mentioned virginia look at a few other oji colonies being with a colony of maryland sixteen thirty two english crown granted about twelve million acres of land at the top of the.
"jamestown" Discussed on Switched On Pop
"It was hard to figure out how she felt about the movie there seemed to be a lot of mixed feelings. After all, Irene is native American herself. I grew up being called Pocahontas in a derogatory way Irene said that the movies writers listened to her and ask for input. But of course, the plot itself ended up over-simplified history courses always told from the victors, and this was an easy way to kind of portray the, the good Indians, who helped the masterful settlers who you know, created the beautiful America that we now live in, in the Disney telling of Pocahontas, it's framed as a love story, the strapping, John Smith gets off this boat in the new world falls in love with the native Princess Pocahontas in this Romeo, and Juliet kind of way and it kind of pieces made between the English and the local Poyton. Tribe. We cling to this love story, even though it's very transparently, not true. She was only ten years old nine or ten when John's Smith came to the village in historical accounts Pocahontas was kind of the cool neighborhood kid. She was very spunky, and friendly and was always doing cartwheels, and everyone in Jamestown was happy to see her. She actually helped John Smith. Learn Algan or a dialect of all gone Cohen that the politics spoke. So obviously, John Smith was also a real person. I'm not about to let you. Aside from being a steadily cartoon voiced by Mel Gibson, John Smith was extremely significant historically. If you think about the story of North American history, like the bible, then George Washington was kinda like the Abraham and John Smith was the atom. And here's why when they got their marching orders to go to Virginia. All of the laws, the organization of the society and the leaders of that society, were written down and put in a box. Kathleen, Don again, is a professor of English at UC Berkeley, and the author of seasons of misery catastrophe, and colonial settlement in early America. She says the idea was Jamestown would be run by council, the names in the box, and the council would elect, a president who would govern the colony the box was sealed, and it was only to be open when the ships reached Virginia, because they didn't want them to argue while they were at sea. In. They didn't want any kind of arguments to erupt during the journey, although clearly, some kind of argument erupted at some point because in sixteen o seven John Smith arrived in Virginia in chains. On the ship. Yes for insubordination, right? This is Karen Cooperman. She's a historian, who wrote the book on Jamestown, the Jamestown project. She and Kathleen Don again will be our two experts here. So the ship arrives, and everyone surprised when the men get out and they opened the box. They find John Smith's name this rowdy guy. They had to lock up Smith was the only person named to the council who wasn't of high rank social or military rank and the idea that he thought he knew what should be done. I'm sure was rankled these people. And here's the thing that we like to imagine as so deeply American about John Smith. He was this common guy. And it turned out in time that he was a pretty decent diplomat. He learned how conklin he got to know the different tribes. He eventually became president of the colony which on Smith. Understood is that in this new venture that thority was going to be made up of something different who's going to be made up of experience. It was going to be made up of what you knew what you could accomplish. How you could learn who you could manipulate that. Those were going to be the basis of authority and not anything that came through bloodlines and not anything that came through land and not anything that came through institutions, but things that came through experience, and he was right in the colony. There were some fancy men of upper classes, who were like a told you I don't work and John Smith had none of that. John Smith was the one who said, if you don't work you don't eat, and that was a radical thing to say to the people who were in charge in Jamestown, although eventually, even he who worked also did not eat the Jamestown, colonists were military men. They didn't have the skills to actually create a settlement. The council's first letter. Back to the Virginia company in late June sixteen o seven reads like a kid writing to their parents from summer camp. Trying to sound happy, but actually having a terrible time in that first letter, the leaders praised the land, they chose and say, they have a good store of wheat, but sign off your poor friends. Eventually those stores ran out the work itself, slowly transitioned to begging for food, not growing it or hunting for it begging for it, because they never had plans to grow their own food. They really thought that native Americans would give them food. Oh my God. They, they thought that, that there's a very famous line from a historian, Edmund Morgan who writes about this who says that is not what you came to Virginia. Four says you still didn't get around to planting too much corn? The men of Jamestown had a mix of vulnerability starvation, and arrogance a truly toxic combination. And these colonizers are getting hungrier, and hungrier drought comes and winter comes, they're constantly sending boats. I up the James river in then a up to the Potomac constantly looking searching looking for food, and in one case captain John's fifth says that as they forced this native group to give them food. And as they pulled away, they saw the women and children, on the riverbank weeping because food was so short for them because of the disastrous. Drought men are dying a hundred and four men landed in may of sixteen seven by the end of the year, only thirty eight were still alive. This does not make the Virginia company. Look good. They've got to save face for their many bondholders in England. There's serious investment in this endeavor from wealthy citizen. And the government and they cannot blow it on damage control. The Virginia company sends over more men, along with new leadership and new plans. They put all the leaders in the new plans on one ship, and then all the men on other ships, and that one ship the one with the leadership and the rules it gets wrecked in Bermuda. But all the other ships with all the men they arrive in Virginia. There are three hundred new men now in Jamestown with no leadership. No laws. No provisions nothing. Just these three hundred men, which came to be known as the headless remnant. Right. The head was crashed these were the headless remnant. So here come three hundred lawless rowdy men into what is John Smith's Virginia, now these scores of new men also.
"jamestown" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"She says the idea was Jamestown would be run by council. The names in the box, and the council would elect a president who would govern the colony the box was sealed, and it was only to be open when the ships reached Virginia. Because they didn't want them to argue while they were see. And they didn't want any kind of arguments to erupt during the journey, although clearly, some kind of argument erupted at some point because in sixteen seven John Smith arrived in Virginia in chains. On the ship. He has for insubordination, right? This is Karen Cooperman. She's a historian, who wrote the book on Jamestown, the Jamestown project. She in cathlene Don again, will be our two experts here. So the ship arrives, and everyone surprised when the men get out and they opened the box. They find John Smith's name this rowdy guy. They had to lock up Smith was the only person named the council who wasn't of high rank social or military rank and the idea that he thought he knew what should be done. I'm sure was rankled these people. And here's the thing that we like to imagine as so deeply American about John Smith. He was this common guy. And it turned out in time that he was a pretty decent diplomat. He learned doggone Klin. He got to know the different tribes. He eventually became president of the colony which on Smith. Understood is that in this new venture that thority was going to be made up of something different who's going to be made up of experience. It was going to be made up of what you knew what you could accomplish. How you could learn who you could manipulate that. Those were going to be the basis of authority and not anything that came through bloodlines and not anything that came through land and not anything that came through institutions, but things that came through experience, and he was right in the colony. There were some fancy men of upper classes who are like a told you. I don't work. And John Smith had none of that. John Smith was the one who said, if you don't work you don't eat, and that was a radical thing to say to the people who were in charge in Jamestown, although eventually, even he who worked also did not eat the Jamestown, colonists were military men. They didn't have the skills to actually create a settlement, the council's, I let. Her back to the Virginia company in late June sixteen o seven reads, like a kid writing to their parents from summer camp. Trying to sound happy, but actually having a terrible time in that first letter, the leaders praised the land, they chose and say, they have a good store of wheat, but sign off your poor friends. Eventually those stores ran out the work itself, slowly transitioned to begging for food, not growing it or hunting for it begging for it, because they never had plans to grow their own food. They really thought that native Americans would give them food. Oh my God. They, they thought that, that there's a very famous line from a historian, Edmund Morgan who writes about this who says that is not what you came to Virginia. Four says you still didn't get around to planning too much corn? The men of Jamestown had a mix of vulnerability starvation and era Gance a truly toxic combination. And these colonizers are getting hungrier and hungrier and drought comes and winter comes, they're constantly sending boats. I up the James river and then a up to the Potomac constantly looking searching looking for food, and in one case captain John's fifth says that as they forced this native group to give them food. And as they pulled away, they saw the women and children, on the riverbank weeping because food was so short for them because of the disastrous. Drought men are dying a hundred and four men landed in may of sixteen o seven by the end of the year, only thirty eight were still alive. This does not make the Virginia company. Look good. They've got to save face for their many bondholders in England. There's serious investment in this endeavor from wealthy citizen. Wins and the government and they cannot blow it on damage control. The Virginia company sends over more men, along with new leadership and new plans. They put all the leaders in the new plans on one ship, and then all the men on other ships, and that one ship the one with the leadership and the rules it gets wrecked in Bermuda..
"jamestown" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Course, one of the totally kick ass songs from the nineteen ninety-five Disney animated movie, polka haunt us. I was four when it came out, but I had it on VHS, and I watched it again, and again, and in a lot of ways in the popular imagination, the story of Jamestown has been acquainted with the story of polka Honda's. This is Irene with my Lauren Bacall voice. People are going to hear this voice and not recognize you. It'll be kind of fun reveal. This is Irene battered, the voice of Disney's Pocahontas. What? What did you say? My name is polka. Juntas. Talking to Iranian. It was hard to figure out how she felt about the movie there seemed to be a lot of mixed feelings. After all, Irene is native American herself. I grew up being called Pocahontas in a derogatory way Irene said that the movies writers listened to her and ask for input. But of course, the plot itself ended up over-simplified history of courses always told from the victors, and this was an easy way to kind of portray the, the good Indians who helped a masterful settlers who you know, created beautiful America that we now live in, in the Disney telling of Pocahontas, it's framed as a love story, the strapping, John Smith gets off this boat in the new world falls in love with the native Princess Pocahontas, and this Romeo, and Juliet kind of way and it kind of pieces made between the English and the local Poyton. Tribe. We cling to this love story, even though it's very transparently, not true. She was only ten years old nine or ten when John's Smith came to the village in historical accounts Pocahontas was kind of a cool neighborhood kid. She was very spunky, and friendly and was always doing cartwheels, and everyone in Jamestown was happy to see her. She actually helped John Smith. Learn Algan or a dialect of all gone Quinn that the politics spoke. So obviously, John Smith was also a real person. I'm not about to let you boys have all aside, from being a steadily cartoon voiced by Mel Gibson, John Smith was extremely significant historically. If you think about the story of North American history, like the bible, then George Washington was kind of like the Abraham and John Smith was the atom. And here's why when they got their marching orders to go to Virginia. All of the laws, the organization of the society and the leaders of that society, were written down in put in a box. Kathleen Donnegan is a professor of English at UC Berkeley, and the author of seasons of misery catastrophe and colonial settlement in early America..
"jamestown" Discussed on Worldly
"She says the idea was Jamestown would be run by council, the names in the box, and the council would elect, a president who would govern the colony the box was sealed, and it was only to be open when the ships reached for Jinya because they didn't want them to argue while they were see. In. They didn't want any kind of arguments to erupt during the journey, although clearly, some kind of argument erupted at some point because in sixteen seven John Smith arrived in Virginia in chains. On the ship is for insubordination. This is Karen Cooperman. She's a historian, who wrote the book on Jamestown, the Jamestown project. She in cathlene Don again, will be our two experts here. So the ship arrives, and everyone surprised when the men get out and they opened the box. They find John Smith's name this rowdy guy. They had to lock up Smith was the only person named the council who wasn't of high rank social or military rank and the idea that he thought he knew what should be done. I'm sure was rankled these people. And here's the thing that we like to imagine as so deeply American about John Smith. He was this common guy. And it turned out in time that he was a pretty decent diplomat. He learned how conklin he got to know the different tribes. He eventually became president of the colony which on Smith. Understood is that in this new venture that. Authority was going to be made up of something different who's going to be made up of experience. It was going to be made up of what you knew what you could accomplish. How you could learn who you could manipulate that. Those we're going to be the basis of thority not anything that came through bloodlines not anything that came through land, not anything came through institutions, but things that came through experience, and he was right in the colony. There were some fancy men of upper classes who are like a told you. I don't work. And John Smith had none of that. John Smith was the one who said, if you don't work you don't eat, and that was a radical thing to say to the people who were in charge Jamestown, although eventually, even he who worked also did not eat the Jamestown, colonists were military men. They didn't have the skills to actually create a settlement. The council's first letter back to the Virginia company in late June sixteen seven reads like a kid. In writing to their parents from summer camp. Trying to sound happy, but actually having a terrible time in that first letter, the leaders praised the land, they chose and say, they have a good store of wheat, but sign off your poor friends. Eventually those stores ran out the work itself, slowly transitioned to begging for food, not growing it or hunting for it begging for it, because they never had plans to grow their own food. They really thought that native Americans would give them food. Oh my God. They, they thought that, that there's a very famous line from a historian, Edmund Morgan who writes about this who says that is not what you came to Virginia. For says, you still didn't get around to planting too much corn, the men of Jamestown had a mix of vulnerability starvation, and arrogance a truly toxic combination. And these colonizers getting hungrier and hungrier. Drought comes and winter comes, they're constantly sending boats. I up the James river and then a up to the Potomac constantly looking searching looking for food, and in one case captain John's fifth says that as they forced this native group to give them food. And as they pulled away, they saw the women and children, on the riverbank weeping because food was so short for them because of the disastrous. Drought men are dying a hundred and four men landed in may of sixteen seven by the end of the year, only thirty eight were still alive. This does not make the Virginia company. Look good. They've got to save face for their many bondholders England, there's serious investment in this endeavor from wealthy citizens and the government, and they cannot blow it on damage control the. Company sends over more men, along with new leadership and new plans. They put all the leaders in the new plans on one ship, and then all the men on other ships, and that one ship the one with the leadership and the rules it gets wrecked in Bermuda..
"jamestown" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"The president of the N, double ACP. His name is Derek Johnson? Of course, and recently, the end of Lacey pe- announced its historic Jamestown Jamestown event partnership. This is really amazing. What they're doing here. I believe, and it's going to have a massive impact in my opinion. It marks the four hundred year in slaved Africans. I touch the shores of what would become America. So Derek, thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. So let's talk about the event. I know it kicks off a fishery August. Eighteenth in Washington DC? Tell us more about the event Jamestown Jamestown. Sure of issue marks four hundred year recognition of the transatlantic, slave trick. And in W. H E P is joining a partnership with the country of Ghana to encourage after merica than others to recognize of this milestone, by traveling with us to from Jamestown, Virginia location with the first African was brought here in slave and journey back to the country of Ghana across and recognition as we look at all of the things that Africa's had to go through across the ask for over this last one hundred years. Yeah. Listening to you talk about this adventure and putting on an event like this it, it had to be. I would imagine in a way when you when the team was together in your thinking about doing it. What, what a great idea, did you just know? How this nails that this really shows what happened? Once you had that idea. It is a historic. Isn't that might be well hundred ten years old? One of the founders of organizations. Debbie beat the boys is laid to rest is a cry. There's a divorce center. We also recognized that in this cramped Luca climate globally, Africa's across vast for must begin opened up stronger dialogue so that we can really focus in on how we can be stronger as a community as we look to the future. Yeah. What is along? Those same lines, what is your what is your perspective Derek on black liberation today? What the question of lack of rations for me is about seventy combination have individuals with the finish to be accepted terminent how they project their quality of life. How they support the communities. They come from how the black community and to sure we're not being directed under any adverse of situation whether is an. Additional slavery that we have out of, of the condition of segregation that we bought a with or the position of institutional structure, racism that we're living today, determination allow all citizens black, or white to realize the full potential of, of, of, of the environment, and their ability to navigate an environment, free of the -scriminate embarrass, it should not exist. Wow. Wouldn't that be terrific, but love a world like that? We're speaking with the president of the N, AA CP. His name is Derek Johnson? Of course and explain a little bit more of the year of return campaign. What are you return is a campaign, designed by the country of Ghana, and they're basically doing a call out to the African diaspora of come home come onto the confident come onto Ghana in that country, it was one of the slave benches, there's a play where they call it. The door of no return. They it the door no return because many Africa's was picking through that door. Never to return home and, and return home now this is your retirement. This is the year to recognize Astro of the global community of African people in a way which weekend can look to the past, but plan for the future is a central for moment. Yeah. And you mentioned the fact that, you know, no matter what black, or white, etc, to end those barriers discrimination excetera. So how can people listening? How can we make improvements to the overall climate of intolerance in America today? We have to look at this issue, otherness, power oftentimes, I benefit by people as the other. So they can maintain power weather is based on race or ethnic background, or gender, central Oreo tation of the issue of otherness creates a dynamic where you have a smaller set of individuals, wedding massive power over the masses of people in an often time they become very injust, inhumane, reality for too, far too many people. So for the mass audience, you're listening audience, less, not participate in, in creating the other whether is when Turks community and turns to any community based on gender race or where someone live otherness is something that has created a deep divide in this country, legacy that is painful, it is a history that we shouldn't. Repeat? Wow. Well said, we're speaking with Jared Johnson, president of the end double ACP, a jerick for you. What does it mean to be in the kind of position you're in to, to have the kind of influence on getting rid of otherness? I grew up in Detroit. Michigan doing time where we see in investment senior period, because you first have to American mayor was elected over a million people, left the city and the job, follow in Wittig created in terms of economic depression, that city, a current reside in Jackson, Mississippi in the legacy of racial hatred and intolerance, state of still flies. Emlyn in the by the battle flag and are safe flag. It's so for me in this position, I know all too well first hand the impact of segregation in, in the legacy of racism, both institutional structure, and so, Mike go in this tent in my opinion is in to make sure people understand how we truly undermine democracy and limit of tinsel, but not being inclusive of all of the talent that this country has to offer by by eliminating excess and between these two one of a group of people or another group of people. Yeah. Perfect place to end this work of people..
"jamestown" Discussed on Nice Try!
"Confederacy cuts off food supply to Jamestown, the English after all are begging for food, and then killing in cold blood, and they seem to be only growing in number. These dangerous men must be contained and the politics, essentially say that any English leave their fort they'll be murdered. And they were the Paladin would kill colonists tie them to post and taunting -ly stuff their.
"jamestown" Discussed on KGO 810
"Let's go out to Jamestown Virginia James is with us in the wildcard line. James, you're on with Carl Gallup's, go ahead. George. How are you? Great. Thanks for listening. Enjoy your exuberance of the Lord in Jesus Christ is return is coming as you said. And and as the rabbi was told apparently God's grace told him before he passed away that he had given his life to God. And apparently thought it was a give them a chance to accept Jesus crisis son as his word and savior, and he gave him that chance. And apparently he did. So it's penalty he saved. And that's a wonderful thought. I I predicted that'd be on your show, George New Year's Eve, and I haven't heard for years guy. But anyway, so maybe I just tell you what I know. I believe the first forced the white horses. Running already the the white horse in revelation six which. Conqueror? And when I consider conquer, I'm considered divide and conquer. Well, look, we're all being divided in this world between races and rich and poor and everything else, and I believe that horses running in the next door. So she knows the red horse. That's the one that takes piece from the earth and look how everything's going sour on the North Korea thing right now Indian Pakistan or something to to countries with weapons having problems right now. Just around the world, not to mention Russia and China and Syria. Like, you said wars and rumors wars. Yeah. What the bible says, but all that stuff happening. And I believe that's the next one. And then you've got of course, you've got the other horses the other two after that bad economy, and then death horse, basically, I guess death writer, but but yeah, I believe that this this red horses. The scariest one coming right now, and the divide and conquer one is already taken place. And I I do appreciate your exuberance for jeez. I just wish did more conservative talk shows would bring in Jesus Christ into the instead of saying the America America, all the time consider that if you're religious that this could be revelation that certainly we need to get more people Christian than they need to need to talk to talk to the people and tell them this is what's in revelation in as a Christian. This is what seems to be happening. So so you gotta get saved with Jesus Christ. Or you're an. That's that's the only way you're gonna live forever. And and my gosh, they don't do that. They just say well America this man this man that but they don't get into the revelation book like you're getting into. Thank you. Christians. I hope George becomes Christian, Catholic Catholic. Oh, you are. I didn't know for sure George sorry. How do you mean to insult cheater? I'm not insulted. Don't worry. If I I appreciate it. And some of this stuff, you talk about what they what do, you know? You know, what these other people do they know that they're not supposed to be doing, you know, contacting spirits, my ghost ghost ended up. But I know you gotta show to do. So I don't know what they're. I'm I'm trying to get people to stop doing James lead, the ouija board alone and things like that. Yeah. Yeah. Well, James, listen, let me let me just say. I I appreciate everything you've said tonight. And and but but I do want to dress. What you said about conservative talk shows, and they need to do more bobble instead of of America this America that and listen, no, fundamentally, of course, I agree with you. Because I am a believer. I'm a Christian. I'm a pastor. I've tried to be a man of God. Yes. So of course, I agree with you. Here's the balance though, that I keep I try to keep in this James, and I'm not perfect at it. But I really try hard because I do a lot of TV and radio as well. And and and I'm constantly aware of this tension that you're speaking of here's the balance. I try to keep we don't know the day or the hour. We know the times we see the seasons. I don't set date. I don't make predictions of the Lord's coming back this month or next year or on the at a certain time. I don't do that. All I say is look here's what God's word says. Here's what's happening in the world with the first generation all of these things are converging. No one before our generation has seen these things happen. It is getting close. Now. That is my life's goal is to advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ without apology. And again, I don't shove it in people's faces. If they don't want to accept it. That's fine. But that's my life's goal. But watch this James. Here's the ballots in the middle of that. I live in America. We live in a nation. Like the planet has never seen. We live in a constitutional Republic. We have freedom and prosperity. Like, no other people before us. Seventy five percent of the world goes to bed either in starvation or in some degree of hunger. Every night most of us living in America have never experienced that. And I'm telling you, my friend. So what I do is. I my whole life's goal is to advance the kingdom. But on the other hand a part of my life's goal is to try to. Preserve this constitutional Republic to the best of my ability by being the salt in the light encouraging people to get involved to vote to take part in the process. God has blessed us with so that we can have freedom to talk about what we're talking about tonight. And so that our children, our, grandchildren. Don't grow up in a communist nation hiding under rocks from the thirties because they've said the name Jesus today. So there's a balance to it James, and I feel your pain, and I'm trying to kind of keep that balance, and I'm certainly not fishing for compliments or saying that I'm the perfect one doing it. But but but you're right. And and it grieves me too. When I hear people thinking that politics is the answer. It's not. But on the other hand, we know that we're living the most prophetic time since the first coming of the Lord. But in the meantime, we've got to preserve what we have. So we can keep sharing the word without getting our head cut off for doing it. All right, Carl we're gonna come back in a moment and take final phone calls with you very fast night. Carl Gallup's with us. And then later on we talk about the power of prayer. So stick with us here on coast to coast AM here is our next emerging artists..
"jamestown" Discussed on The Political History of the United States
"Get back to Jamestown safely. For John Ratcliffe, though, this is going to Mark the end of the line for him pouting captured him much the same as he John Smith back in sixteen eight over unlike with John Smith, there was nobody there to save him. There was not a ceremonial adoption. Just torture and inexecusable. According to the sources wreck cliff was tied naked to a tree and a large fire was before him Rackliff was then skinned alive and forced to watch as skin was thrown into the fire finely, powdered and Hedrick live burned. So yeah, that is actually pretty awful the incident lift absolutely no doubt as powdered stance. He no longer had interest in sustaining the colonists. And rather such his own personal sovereignty, powder and view, the English as a threat and had no interest in helping them survive. He wanted the English gone. I wanna finish up this week by talking briefly about some of the other changes that were happening to the colony during this time. These changes are going to have a major effect on the future direction of the colony is going to help explain some of the hardships that are coming. The Virginia company had come to the conclusion that the current governance of Jamestown just was not working the council. Seven voting to elected president had yielded nothing but death and disease because any was absolutely nowhere. Close to profitability and was basically just hemorrhaging money the English despite their best attempts were dying at a rate as fast as the English could said new settlers across the Atlantic where they were probably going to die as well. With this in mind, the Virginia company concluded that the council system was not going to be an efficient way to either make the company profitable or help extend English influence in North America as a response to this the company concluded that the best JiJi would be institute. A more absolute system of government inside the colony is that of a quasi democratic council. The company wanted to transition to a one man rule system. The company decided that the officers would become governors of the provinces each governor would be given the power to manage the land as well as interpreted enforce the law. Most importantly, the individual governors were tasked with the job of enforcing the policies of the Virginia company with the changes are ultimately going to mean is that the call any will move from what had been the relative chaos to a much more structured colony under a near military style rule at the same time. The Virginia company was changing how they issued stock the company offered new shares. However, they were unable to issue dividends as the colony at this point was operated, a very deep losses. Instead in order to sell shares the Virginia company sold the stock by offering shareholders profits by the land foreign investment of just Tova pounds, a shareholder would get profits. A one hundred acre pot of lat this is going to Mark the beginning of private land ownership in the English colonies, finally the Virginia. Company did at least realize that part of the problem with the colony had been the low quality of recruits recall an episode one point that when we talked about how many of the initial recruits to go to we're vagrants off the street, and we talked about earlier again today's well if it was seen as an easy solution to the growing homeless problem in London just shift increasingly homeless population off to the far away bed for Julia. Of course, this man that in the call yourself you heavy group of settlers who were completely unprepared for the reality of life in Virginia. This is something that the governor's now sought to move away from and bring some more skill settlers in for control. The new governor of the colony was a Lord, Delaware, Delaware, triples and sixteen o one. When he being accused of supporting a failed attempt on the life of Elizabeth these charges were alternately dropped and just as a quick note that you can show with all your family and friends Delaware's. Great grandmother was Mary bullet the sister of ambulant so see everybody here is related. Upon becoming governor Lord Delaware decided that he wasn't feeling great and decided that it was better to send his Lieutenant governor. Instead Thomas gates, a veteran of the English campaign in the Netherlands set out to take a man of these struggling Jamestown colony gates did not travel Whiteley coming along with him were nine ships and five hundred men this was by far the largest ever made to the Virginia colony to that date. Unfortunately for gates the trip proved to be difficult one of his nine ships. One of them was losses in another ran aground in Bermuda. Problematically the ship that did run aground imprimatur happen to be the ship. That gates himself was on. This means that when these and other ships arrived in three hundred settlers were in Virginia in August of sixty nine, sir. Thomas gates was not among them when John Smith leaves Jamestown in the early follow sixteen o nine the colony had between three hundred and four hundred settlers, and they were under the command of a man who was shipwrecked in Bermuda. The colony was now in command of George Percy who was left with the impossible task of leading a struggling Connie through will be the most trying challenges that they had yet based in two weeks time, we are going to get into that winter of sixteen nine sixteen ten the period that has become known as the stubborn time is going to Mark the low point for the Virginia colony and nearly dooms them. To the exact same fate as the Roanoke. Colonists some thirty years before. So that I will see you back here in two weeks time, and we will begin to address the starving time in detail. Thank you for listening, and I look forward sneak back here in TV's.
"jamestown" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Hatred is pure hatred. And this is part of who we are in America where do you twenty nineteen and four hundred years ago, sixteen thousand nine hundred I brought to Jamestown Virginia you see four hundred years ago. The first slaves raw. Jamestown Virginia, and he's still got governor northern and his pals running around in black face. He it never ends. It never gets often. Did you hear him say it's pure hatred? This is part of who we are in America. This is what America is. So a long way toward proving my point now more bay hard. Back in two thousand sixteen on the view showed a picture of herself dressed up for Halloween. One year when she was twenty nine years old as a quote, beautiful African woman. And they flash the picture up there. And she made a point of saying that's not a wig that I'm wearing. It's my hair. I don't have the photo here to show you. I'm just telling you, it doesn't look like Maude Bihar. It doesn't it doesn't even come close. But but they were talking about this is three years ago. But listen to them talking about this picture. I know. What what year the circle? The Halloween party. I went as a beautiful African woman. Oh, yeah. Ain't black tanning lotion makeup. That was a little bit. What is it with these people? So. Behar obsessed with being a beautiful black woman and describes how she did it. And let's go back for tenth two thousand to comedy central the man show. None other than Jimmy Kimmel. Impersonating Karl Malone of the N B sometime and night,.
Are the Dare Stones Forgeries or the Key to the Roanoke Mystery?
"Today's episode was brought to you by the new Capital One saver card with which you can earn four percent cashback on dining and entertainment. That means four percent on checking out that new restaurant everyone's talking about and four percent on watching your team win at home. You'll also earn two percent cashback at grocery stores and one percent on all other purchases. Now when you go out you cash in what's in your wallet? Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. Hey, brain stuff. Lauren Bogle bond here. An unsolved mystery can drive people crazy and the fate of the first English settlers ever to establish a colony in the new world ruin oak is a puzzle that will probably never be entirely solved. But it doesn't keep people from trying in July. Fifteen eighty seven a ship carrying ninety men. Seventeen women and eleven children landed on Roanoke island on the Outer Banks of modern day North Carolina a year before when these site was discovered. Fifteen men had volunteered to stay and hold down the proverbial fort, but they were nowhere to be found. So the one hundred and eighteen colonists disembarked and said about carbon colony out of the wilderness. There's much excitement when Eleanor dare the daughter of leader John White gave birth to the first English baby. Born in the new world and named her Virginia after time John White left, the settlers to return to England telling them he'd be back within the year with fresh supplies. However, England's war with Spain slowed the process considerably, and nobody was able to check on the settlement again. Until fifteen ninety when white returned his daughter granddaughter and everyone else was gone. They had dismantled the buildings carved the word Kroto in into a tree. The name of the friendly native American tribe on a nearby island and vanished. There was no sign of the cross white had told them to carve on a tree if they had left under duress. A frankly white didn't look very hard for his daughter and granddaughter before heading back to England for centuries. The story of the lost colony of Roanoke seemed pretty cut and dried to most historians. The settlers went to live with a Kroto and tribe. Whether they stayed there not nobody could say the thing they could say is that no definitive sign of any of the one hundred eighteen colonists was ever found despite rumors in the later established Jamestown colony of massacres and men wearing European clothes deep in the wilderness. No definitive sign that is until more than three centuries later when in nineteen thirty seven a produce dealer from California named L E Helmand showed up at Emory University in Atlanta with a stone. He found while hunting hickory nuts and recently cleared, North Carolina swamp, some fifty miles or eighty kilometers inland of Roanoke island. It was inscribed with a message. He wanted the experts at Emory to decipher turns out, the carved stone told story allegedly written by whites daughter Eleanor. The colonists. Endured two years of only misery and war after her father left for England ending with half. The settlers killed in armed combat and many of the others, including eleanor's husband daughter, slaughtered when a spiritual leader of the tribe. They lived with warned that the presence of the English. Settlers was angering the spirits, according to the stone only six men and one woman escaped. The stone was found to be offended by the experts at the time. It seems legitimate and better still it satisfied. Everyone's thirst foreclosure around to this dusty old riddle the story captured the imagination of the entire country and Emory professor Haywood J Pearce junior published a paper describing the stone in the refutable journal of southern history in nineteen thirty eight. But soon the plausibility of the stone came into question, we spoke with John Bence archivist at the rose library at Emory University. He said Emory became suspicious of Hammond after some professors and administrators traveled with him to Eden to North Carolina where he found the stone. The search for the original location of the stone was fruitless this attitude. The growing list of details about Hammond's discovery that we're hard to corroborate Emory had someone in California look into Hammond, but couldn't find much more than an address after Pierce and his father another academic paid him. And for the first stone and offered a five hundred dollar reward for any additional stones people might find. You can imagine. How many dare stones came out of the woodwork the pierces paid a man named Bill Eberhardt a stonecutter from Fulton County Georgia two thousand dollars for forty two forgeries. He brought them these stones had Eleanor marrying a Cherokee chief giving birth to another daughter named Agnes and eventually dying in a cave in Georgia. In April of nineteen forty one these Saturday Evening Post ran an expose on. The dare stones dismissing them all as forgeries citing an acronym. Stick language, and consistency of spelling that was unheard of at the time the Pierce's career suffered and the dare stones were stuffed in a basement at the father's university an embarrassment to everyone involved, but every so often academic interest turns again to the show on Riverstone. The original dare stone found by him. And in that North Carolina swamp, it's made of different rock than the others. A bright white quartzite interior and dark exterior that would have made a good choice for Eleanor dares missive to her father and in the nineteen thirties. The patina on the stone would have been difficult to chemically replicate. In addition. It doesn't contain the anachronistic language of the other stones some experts have determined. The only problem might be an Eleanor dares. Sign off the initials e WD, which would not have been typical signature in these sixth century. Many experts still dismissed the town Riverstone as an obvious phony. But it's possible that new research into Lisbeth in a pig Raphy chemical analysis and other rocket scriptures of the time period. Will yet shed light on the still unsolved mystery? Today. Episodes written by Jesulin shields and produced by Tyler claim for more on this and lots of other mysterious topics. Visit our home planet. How step works dot com. Hey Breen stuff listeners instead of an ad today. I wanted to tell you about new podcast. I think you might dig for my friends, Robert lamb, and Joe McCormack, you might already know them from the weird science podcast stuff to blow your mind. 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"jamestown" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ever been to a Jamestown Williamsburg Virginia with that. We can do the same thing here. The lesson as well. With the Africa tau is a real American success story is a real American success struggles were not on the back then but the struggles continued today if people are still fighting for their freedom fight for the home and fighting for the rights and can't ever say the fight is over. You said that African town at some point twelve thousand fifteen thousand people. And now there are three. So how is it a success story because they did build up to be as big as? Law. Still survives today. Even against the. Oh right now will be surrounded by industry, an industry traffic collapse. It is still is still pushing back, and we think it's going to make a good comeback because it has something that America wants America reaching out for history for good story. And we thought we got a good good story. So just says they want to reestablish themselves to the water. That's Africa towns glory. It's green and glistening landings along ten miles of the Chickasaw creek. The town itself is tiny and shrinking with an apparent cancer cluster and accompanying lawsuit to boot. But there is a plan to build the Africa town connections blue way to preserve the natural spaces habitat and waterways here to build the community and trod visitors. And there wasn't fact money three hundred and fifteen million dollars in Deepwater Horizon. Oil spill money BP money, but it was directed. Elsewhere to roads, infrastructure and other projects. Yes. Some three and a half million will go toward in Africa town, welcome center and tourism program. But welcome to what there seems to be nothing in the kitty to fix Africa towns blocks of tiny. Dilapidated and often vacant houses or to clean up the industry's mess. Watson.
Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar
"Report on US retail sales. The Dow and SNP dipped more than one percent this week. The NASDAQ fell nearly that much analysts say it's old news and the company says it's one sided false and inflammatory. But a Reuters report the Johnson and Johnson new for years that some of its baby powder had his best to Senate is hitting Jay and Jamestown card shares tumbled. Ten percent analysts Wells Fargo and J P Morgan say the sell offs overdone. And when it Barkley says, the