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bennyman444
January 24th, 2007, 02:09 PM
roanoke island was actually the first colony.
it was founded during the time of the spanish armada.
wen a leader returned...the colony disapeared.
only a carving saying "choanoak " was on a tree.
choanoke was an indian tribe nearby...


watt happened to roanoke island?

tell me your hypotosis of watt happened

Snoop
January 24th, 2007, 02:14 PM
They made it a play - and it's "CROATOAN" not choanoke:

The Lost Colony is a 400 year-old mystery http://www.thelostcolony.org/images/John-Borden,-Eleanor-and-ba.jpg

Since 1937, over 4 million visitors have seen this dramatic story of America's earliest beginnings.
Before Jamestown and Plymouth, a group of about 120 men, women and children bravely established the first English settlement in the New World on Roanoke Island (http://www.thelostcolony.org/voyages.html)in 1587. Shortly after arriving in this New World, colonist Eleanor Dare, gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. http://www.thelostcolony.org/images/showpic_1.jpg But life on the island was difficult. Low on supplies and facing hostile Native Americans, the colonists sent Governor John White back to England in the summer of 1587 for supplies. Due to the impending war with Spain, however, Governor White was unable to return to Roanoke Island until 1590. When he arrived, the colony had vanished, leaving one tantalizing clue as to their whereabouts: the word "CROATOAN" carved on a post. The fate of those first colonists remains a mystery to this day and is one of America's most intriguing unsolved mysteries.
Today, visitors to Roanoke Island can see this amazing story on summer nights at Waterside Theatre (http://www.thelostcolony.org/waterside_theatre_pics.html), home of The Lost Colony. Performed near the very site of the colonists' ill-fated settlement, the production recounts the actual historical events with the fictional story of the colonists' spirit, courage and dream of freedom, a story that rings true today.
http://www.thelostcolony.org/images/showpic_2.jpgWritten by North Carolina's Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Paul Green (http://www.ibiblio.org/paulgreen/), and produced by the Roanoke Island Historical Association, The Lost Colony is a first in its own right. It is the first and longest running historical outdoor drama (http://www.unc.edu/depts/outdoor/). Combining drama, dance, spectacle, and songhttp://www.thelostcolony.org/images/MQC.jpg, the production (http://www.thelostcolony.org/history.html) is the forerunner of the modern American musical.
During its extraordinary run, the production has served as a training ground for hundreds of remarkably accomplished alumni over the decades. Notable actors such as Andy Griffith, Leon Rippy, Chris Elliott, Eileen Fulton and R.G. Armstrong got their stage legs at the Waterside Theatre. Noted community Theatre directors Ira David Wood and Haskell Fitz-Simons and North Carolina Senator Marc Basnight graced the stage of Waterside Theatre early in their careers. (Lost Colony Hall of Fame) (http://www.thelostcolony.org/Famousalumni.htm)
The current production is led by an award-winning artistic team (http://www.thelostcolony.org/staff.html), several of whom credit The Lost Colony for their own auspicious beginnings. Four-time Tony Award Winning Production Designer William Ivey Long and Emmy-nominated Executive Director Carl Curnutte began their artistic careers with the show.

Photos below from the Opening Night of the 2006 production
http://www.thelostcolony.org/images/Busker_dance.jpghttp://www.thelostcolony.org/images/Sir_Walter.jpghttp://www.thelostcolony.org/images/indian_dance_2006.jpghttp://www.thelostcolony.org/images/Old_Tom.jpg


The Lost Colony | Roanoke Island, North Carolina's Outer Banks (http://www.thelostcolony.org/show.html)

bennyman444
January 24th, 2007, 02:20 PM
croatone lol

Snoop
January 24th, 2007, 02:22 PM
croatone lol
It's CROATOAN - I spelled it wrong.

I think they all became Croatians.

bennyman444
January 24th, 2007, 02:28 PM
"coatians" i kinda understand this...

wanxtrmBANNED
January 24th, 2007, 02:33 PM
Benny seriously try spell check, and watch the caps!

Also they disappeared, maybe it was aliens??

MindTrap028
January 24th, 2007, 05:01 PM
It is a little known fact that the settlers were actually the only followers of the Gravitos.. (at the time)
He took them with him to his heaven for their devout following, despite massive amounts of scientific evidence against him. It was an effort to prove his existence to the generally unsuspecting world. Sadly, his efforts failed, and with no followers left on earth he sunk into obscurity.
One day the settlers will be returned to earth, to tell the story of Gravitos.. and all his wonders.

Zhavric Knows more about it than I do. :)