Exploring North Carolina

The First Colony

Season 700 Episode 3 | 28m

If you have always thought that Roanoke Island was the site of the first European colony, or settlement, in North America, think again. Led by Dr. David Moore, a talented team of archeologists has located the probable location of "Fort San Juan" in the foothills of the Appalachians near Morganton, NC. Exploring NC was privileged to visit the archeologists at the location of Fort San Juan.

Aired: 07/04/17

Rating: NR

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