• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Okra

okra
 
This gumbo staple was introduced to the New World from Africa. Used as a thickening agent, it was cultivated by Thomas Jefferson as early as 1809.
 

Did You Know?

Exmaples of clay pipes and pipe stems in the NPS Jamestown collection

Clay Pipe stems and bowls discarded by Jamestown settlers can help date an archeological site. Over 50,000 have been found by archeologists at Jamestown.