Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jamestown Settlement - James Fort

Within a triangular wooden palisade was the re-created James Fort, which interpreted the settlement during 1610-1614 and reflected its military and commercial character.

This was our tour guide.

These are a few of several buildings within the fort.

The settlers cultivated tobacco, the cash crop that ensured the colony's survival.

We saw a rooster.

We watched a carpenter...

drill a hole.

We saw a blacksmith forging a tool...

and another blacksmith filing a dagger.

This shows what he started with...
and where he was, in the process
of making the dagger.

T tried on a helmet and breastplate.

A settler loaded and fired a matchlock musket.

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