Colonial National Historical Park contains several sites of critical importance in the history of America. Historic Jamestown is where the story of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas actually happened, and where the roots of American government first took hold. Yorktown Battlefield was the site of the Colonial victory over British forces in the American Revolution, and where visitors can still view some of the original earthworks constructed by George Washington’s troops. These two sites are linked together by the 23-mile long scenic Colonial Parkway, specifically designed to limit the impacts of the roadway on the surrounding landscape.
I still remember when I fell in love with US History. It was April 8, 1957, at the Hamilton Redoubt at Yorktown. I know this because my dad numbered, indexed, and date stamped his slides. We were there for the Jamestown 350th. I remember scrambling up that redoubt and thinking…
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