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This picture of the James River was taken at Shirley Plantation in Virginia. Shirley Plantation was one of Virginia’s first plantations, founded in 1613.
At that time the James was the great transportation route of Virginia. The first English settlement, Jamestown, was founded on the banks of the river, and the early plantations had their own wharfs to handle ships carrying both passengers and cargo. Ocean-going ships could navigate the James as far upstream as the present-day Richmond.