Roanoke Colony

A Grade 9 Reading Skill Resource

In the late 1500s, the English government was looking for locations in the New World to establish colonies. They chose Roanoke Island to be the first location. It was located just off the coast of what is now North Carolina. English explorers found the island and described it as ?sweet, fruitful and wholesome.? It was also difficult to see from the Atlantic Ocean where Spanish vessels sometimes passed by.

This is an historical account of what happened to the Roanoke Colony.

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