In 1607 English colonists established the first permanent English settlement in the New World on what was to be called the James River which flows into Chesapeake Bay. Captain John Smith wrote "A verie fit place for the erecting of a greate cittie". Jamestown never became a great city and was eventually abandoned for better townsites elsewhere before the century ended. Through historical research and archaeological diggings some portions of Jamestown have been reconstructed to exact details and placements as they existed 400 years ago. This fence in one example.
The fence was laid out the shape of a triangle which became Jamestown Fort, a necessity the colonists felt for protection from the neighboring Indians. Good fences make for good neighbors remember.
It was long thought that the Jamestown Fort had been overtaken by the James River many years ago. It wasn't until as late as 1994 and since that they've discovered that all except one small corner the triangular shaped fort is still on dry land.
An inside of the fort view of the fence. When you don't have nails, you make-do.
Pretty ingenious I say.
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