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The story of Jamestown was one of America's first documented mysteries. There are clear facts about this voyage that have been documented. In 1587, John White did make a temporary establishment on or near Roanoke Island, and that after leaving for three years did return to the island in 1590. On his return, all traces of the colonist having lived there for those three years had vanished. No Jamestown colonist is known to be seen from again. …

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…could have happened. Were they killed or did they survive to inter-marry with the Indians, no evidence is for sure. However Virginia and North Carolina both hold true that on their land was the first English settlement in America. Bibliography Quinn, Beers David. Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985. Quinn, Beers David. The Lost Colony: Their Fortune and Probable Fate, Raleigh: North Carolina Departmental Cultural Resources, 1984.