The Lost Rocks: The Dare Stones and the Unsolved Mystery of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony


SKU: 9780984490011 Category: Tag:
Publisher: DRAM Tree Books
Product ID: 943647


In the depths of the Depression, a man stopped along Highway 17 north of Edenton, North Carolina, and in the woods there found a stone that seemed to be carved with Elizabethan english. The man took the stone to scholars at Emory University, who were shocked to find the inscription purported to solve one of the greatest mysteries in American history: What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Seeking more stones, the professors in Georgia offered a reward for any others that might be found. Lo and behold, a dirt-poor Georgian began finding them virtually everywhere. From South Carolina to just outside Atlanta, Bill Eberhardt kept the scholars of Brenau College provided with a steady supply of the stones. They seemed to say that Elizabeth Dare, mother to Virginia and wife of Ananias Dare, had escaped with a handful of her fellow Roanoke colonists and made her way to live with friendly Indians in the interior. The sensational part of the story the stones told was that those Indians were located in what is now the state of Georgia But were the stones real, or were they clever fakes? David La Vere weaves the mesmerizing tale of the Dare Stones in with the equally dramatic and mysterious tale of Raleigh’s lost settlers on Roanoke, to make a book that will have you completely absorbed.

ISBN: 9780984490011
Publisher: DRAM Tree Books
Pub Date: 03/2010
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.52d

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Weight 0.64 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.52 in