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English settlers first reached the American colonies not at Plymouth Rock in 1620 but in 1607, when Captain James Smith and crew landed in Virginia. They founded Jamestown, also naming the nearby river for their leader, and traded with the local Indians, including the legendary Pocohantas. More than a century later, the Americans defeated Cornwallis at nearby Yorktown, ending the successful Revolutionary War. Today, both communities are part of America's Historic Triangle, which also includes Colonial Williamsburg. Find out why history is fun from Peter Armstrong, senior director of museum operations and education at the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, who guests on TRAVEL ITCH RADIO Thursday May 3. Listen live at 8p EDT on iTunes or as hosts Dan Schlossberg and Maggie Linton present the events, museums, and surviving structures in the region today.