Northern America

  • Vicinity: North America
  • Type: Segment

Northern America is a vast area, bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This diverse landscape extends from the US-Mexican border to the Arctic north; and includes deserts, swamps, mountain ranges, prairies and fields of ice.



Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
United States of America


Y/M/D Description Composition Place Locale Food Event
1530/00/00 Basque fishermen establish Gran Baya whaling station Red Bay Basque Whaling Station Red Bay
1565/09/00 San Agustin established by Spanish admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles St Augustine Town Plan Historic District St Augustine
1604/00/00 Pierre Dugua's expedition spends winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island St Croix Island International Historic Site St Croix Junction
1607/05/14 About 100 English colonist establish Jamestown, first permanent English settlement in America. Jamestown National Historic Site Jamestown JCC Settling the American Colonies
1608/07/03 Samuel de Champlain establishes Quebec Upper Town of Old Quebec
1619/07/30 Governor George Yeardley opens a six-day meeting the General Assembly, the first representative legislature in the Americas, at the new timber church on Jamestown Island, Virginia. Jamestown National Historic Site Jamestown JCC
1620/12/21 MAYFLOWER pilgrims make landfall and establish the Plymouth Colony. Plymouth Rock Plymouth, MA Settling the American Colonies
1670/04/00 The CAROLINA anchors off the Carolina coast where the settlers debate whether to plant at Port Royal or Kayawah. "the Gouernor adhearing for Kayawah and most of us ... cryed out for Kayawah yet some dissented..." Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site Charleston, SC

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