InEnglish men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America. The site for Jamestown was picked for several reasons, all of which met criteria the Virginia Company, who funded the settlement, said to follow in picking a spot for the settlement. The site was surrounded by water on three sides it was not fully an island yet and was far inland; both meant it was easily defensible against possible Spanish attacks.
The comedy center opened on August 1, Jackson Center was built to preserve the life and legacy of Robert H. Jackson while educating the community about justice and tolerance with a continuing emphasis on the Nuremberg Trials. Following the season, the Jammers announced they would be relocating to Morgantown, West Virginia.
Northwest Arena is a 1, seat ice arena in the city.
The High School football team has been to five New York State Championships, losing inand winning in, and The first Jamesway Jamestown cultures opened in Jamestown. It later relocated to Chautauqua Mall.
Geography[ edit ] Jamestown is 71 miles south of Buffalomiles north of Pittsburghand miles Northeast of Cleveland. Major employers[ edit ] The Jamestown area has a few large manufacturing plants that are major employers in Jamestown cultures region. These include Bush Industries makers of ready-to-assemble furnitureCummins Inc.
The area was once known as the "furniture capital of the world" for its many talented furniture and brass hardware manufacturers. It has a school of Medical Technology and Radiology Technology. It houses mental health units as well physical, drug and alcohol rehab units.
The greater Jamestown area remains at the center of an impressive agricultural region. Education[ edit ] SUNY Jamestown Community College provides a two-year education and four-year degrees through matriculation agreements with several universities. Recent additions to the campus include a state-of-the-art LEED certified science building and three residence halls.
Jamestown Business Collegenear the downtown core, now offers a four-year degree. The district also extends into several bordering towns.
Jamestown Public Schools include: They played at the pregame show at the FedEx Orange Bowl. In Decemberthey traveled to Florida to play at the Citrus Bowl.
Connections are available to the Greyhound service in Buffalo. Rail[ edit ] Present day Jamestown is on the mainline of the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad which provides freight service.
A proposal to connect the WNYP to the New York and Lake Erie Railroad would allow for excursion rail service; to do so, the NYLE would need to undergo extensive rehabilitation of the rail lines near the junction between the two rail lines at Waterboroseveral miles east of Jamestown.
Until the s, four railroad companies traveled through Jamestown: Its rails and right-of-way have slowly disappeared. New York State Routes 60 Foote Avenue and Fairmount Avenue on the west side, Second Street on the east pass through the city north-to-south and east-to-west, respectively; Route Fluvanna Avenue begins in Jamestown and follows a westward path.
Route 62 passes by Jamestown to the southeast.The story of Jamestown is the story of how our country began with the first permanent English settlement on our shores in the year It is the story of the interaction among three cultures.
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The Virginia Company sailed from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. Their instructions were to settle Virginia, find gold and a water route to the Orient. The explorers landed on Jamestown Island on the banks of the James River on May 14, eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life.
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eHRAF is produced by the Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) at Yale University. Historic Jamestowne is the archaeological site on Jamestown Island and is a cooperative effort by Jamestown National Historic Site (part of Colonial National Historical Park) and Preservation Virginia.
It is from Jamestown, and the English, that, who and what we are as a people and as a nation, we trace our heritage of language, customs and laws. In our History and Culture section we will provide various short papers, we call fact sheets, about the history, people, cultural remains and events of Jamestown.