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From: Paul Nichols <>
Subject: Re: First Settlers
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 11:01:29 -0700
As most of you know, there was a settlement in Maine in the earliest
1600's...about 1608 (rough guess)... There were also very early
settlement in Virginia.
Did some searching with google and found, on the following page:
an interesting article...the following is excerpted from it:
"Tragically, early European travelers introduced new
diseases to which the Indians had no natural immunities. The first recorded
epidemics began in coastal Massachusetts in 1616 and 1617, and devastated
populations by as much as 90%. When the Pilgrims arrived in 1620 they
found many areas abandoned. "
Paul of San Diego
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