Obama budget calls for improvements to site of Pocahontas' home along John Smith NHT

GLOUCESTER — Just as John Smith did 400 years ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe arrived by boat at Werowocomoco on the banks of the York River to survey in person a land of rich history and great promise.

McAuliffe visited on Tuesday the farm owned by Bob and Lynn Ripley — formerly occupied by Powhatan and his daughter Pocahontas in 1607 when English settlers arrived in Virginia — that could become a national park, linking Gloucester with the Hampton Roads region's famed Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg.

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