Part Number: BZJAMESTWN
The year 2007 marked the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. From its tentative start as a small fort on an island in the James River, with scarcely more than 150 inhabitants, Jamestown became a model for the colonization of the New World. Its founders--planters and indentured servants alike--established a formula for immigration and settlement, and laid the foundation for the leap-frog expansion into the hinterland. Because of its unchallenged position in American history, the 400th anniversary of Jamestown was a milestone, and celebrations took place throughout 2007.