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One of the largest and most prosperous of the original colonies, Virginia played a huge role in the forming of the new nation. Here, an appealing mixture of maps, archival photographs and first-person accounts opens kids' eyes to life in colonial Virginia. They'll learn the latest theories about Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colony and Pocahontas's rescue of John Smith. They'll learn about the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe, life on a Tidewater plantation, and the role George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and other native sons played in the birth of the nation and the emergence of Virginia as the 10th state in 1788.