June 19, 2011

June 19: Settlers Leave Roanoke Island, 1586

This was the first colony on Roanoke Island, not the famous "Lost Colony."

And it all got started because Sir Walter Raleigh wanted to establish a home base for privateering operations.

Read article here.

Pictured: Sir Walter Raleigh, 16th century portrait, by unknown artist of the French School.

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