My daughter told me the Roanoke Island theme is based on a true story. I looked it up and she was right.
John White, the appointed governor of Roanoke Colony leaves to England for more supplies. (Kathy Bates plays his wife and is left in charge per the show)
Everyone disappears (115-116 people) when John White returns in 1590.
The word "Croatoan" was carved into the fence.
The rings of a tree suggest that there was a drought between the years of 1587-1589.
There is no evidence of the group moving somewhere else or dying.
An Indian tribe took over the area. The tribe was called Croatoans and some believe the colonists were taken in.
The mystery still remains unsolved.
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