Virginia Legends Walk
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH
1580-1631
Jamestown

Our earliest national hero, Captain Smith established the first permanent English settlement in America in Jamestown in 1607. Saved by Pocahontas, he established peaceful relations with the Algonquin Indian tribes. His rigid discipline was "He who does not work, will not eat," and his strong leadership was the foundation of the settlement's survival.

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