Category Archives: Colonial America

‘Tarontos Lac’: Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map

A geographer has found what could be the earliest reference to Toronto on a map dated from 1678. In small lettering in one corner of the map was the name “Lac Tarontos,” written on what is now Lake Simcoe. The term … Continue reading

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Archaeologists may have unearthed the nearly 400-year-old skeleton of America’s second governor

Archaeologists think they may have found the grave of Sir George Yeardley, second governor of the Jamestown colony, Virginia.  Click here to read more

Posted in Colonial America, Jamestown, Virginia