• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia


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.

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A bald eagle’s feathers are lightweight, yet strong and flexible. The birds approximately 7,000 feathers provide waterproofing and protect it from extreme temperatures by trapping layers of air.