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The Lost Rocks

The Lost Rocks

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by David La Vere
     
 

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What if the 1587 Lost Colony of Roanoke was not lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island, North Carolina and found their way to Georgia? That is the scenario scholars contemplated when a series of engraved stones were found in the 1930's. The first, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and six other settlers had survived a

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What if the 1587 Lost Colony of Roanoke was not lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island, North Carolina and found their way to Georgia? That is the scenario scholars contemplated when a series of engraved stones were found in the 1930's. The first, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and six other settlers had survived a horrible Indian attack which wiped out the rest of the colony. Among the dead were Eleanor's daughter, Virginia Dare, the first English child born in North America, and Eleanor's husband Ananias. The remaining Dare Stones, more than forty in number, told a fantastic tale of how Eleanor and the survivors made their way overland, first to South Carolina, and then to Georgia. If true, North Carolina stood to lose one of its most cherished historical legends. Author David La Vere weaves the story of the Dare Stones with that of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in a tale that will fire your imagination and give you pause at the same time. In this true story that shook the world during the 1930s and early 1940s, the question on everyone's mind was: Had the greatest mystery in American history -- the Lost Colony -- finally been solved?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983523604
Publisher:
Burnt Mill Press
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
768,321
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

David La Vere is a former Marine from New Orleans who teaches Native American history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is an award-winning author and has written five other books on Native American History. He has also written numerous articles for Our State North Carolina magazine and has been a contributing author to two Our State Press publications. La Vere is an entertaining public speaker and gives talks around North Carolina on the Dare Stones and the Lost Colony as well on other aspects of Native American History.

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