October 13

Pictured above is the Roanoke skyline located in Virginia. Years before, Sir Walter Raleigh explored this area.

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Pictured above is the Roanoke skyline located in Virginia. Years before, Sir Walter Raleigh explored this area.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Reporter

Sir Walter Raleigh explored North Carolina to Florida in 1587. He named the region Virginia in honor of Queen Elizabeth I. She was known as the “Virgin Queen.” Raleigh then sent a doomed second group of colonists to Roanoke.

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