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  • Jamestown was named for King James of England.
  • It was the second English colony, after the one set up in Jamestown in 1607—not too far from where we are now, actually!
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • The proof of their belief’s value to them may be taken from the opposite character of the first Jamestown settlement, farther south, in Virginia.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • On September 13, he was rolling down an empty ribbon of blacktop outside Jamestown, North Dakota, leading his harvest crew home to Carthage after wrapping up the four-month cutting season in Montana, when the VHP barked to life.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • In the same two-year period, fifteen hundred miles away, near Buffalo, New York, another man — a kind of Boss Man clone — worked the distressed downtown streets of Jamestown.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • From the shimmering swirl of waters where many, many thoughts ago the slave-ship first saw the square tower of Jamestown, have flowed down to our day three streams of thinking: one swollen from the larger world here and overseas, saying, the multiplying of human wants in culture-lands calls for the world-wide cooperation of men in satisfying them.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Shakespeare died in 1616; the Pilgrims landed four years later; Jamestown was founded in 1607.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Near a bucolic [68] estate called Lockett’s Farm, the Jamestown Road crosses over Big Sayler’s Creek and Little Sayler’s Creek at a place called Double Bridges.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • They fell into it, the whole family, returned to the coast from which the first Sutpen had come (when the ship from the Old Bailey reached Jamestown probably), tumbled head over heels back to Tidewater by sheer altitude, elevation and gravity, as if whatever slight hold the family had had (he said something to Grandfather about his mother dying about that time and how his pap said she was a fine wearying woman and that he would miss her; and something about how it was the wife that hadů
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • "You bet," Clancy said, and talked for the next hour and a half about how the Pilgrims interacted with the native tribes, about Jamestown, about all the things my mother used to teach at her high school.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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  • /Plymouth Rock/ at the North and /Jamestown/ at the South are examples of their poverty of fancy; they filled the narrow tract along the coast with new /Bostons/, /Cambridges/, /Bristols/ and /Londons/, and often used the adjective as a prefix.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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