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. Illustrated standard guide to Norfolk and Portsmouth and historical events of Virginia 1607 to 1907. re in Bacons Rebellion. There are several other historicalplaces around Smithfield, which recall memorable events ofcolonial days, notably among them being Bacons Castle. Inthe town of Smithfield there is a modern hotel for the accommo-dation of travelers. Nearly all of the steamship companys river steamers makespecial trips to Newport News, Hampton, Soldiers Home, OldPoint, and the Capes of Virginia. The Water Belt Lines palatial steamers leave the companyspier (Campbells wharf, adjoining ferry slip), for a complete tourof the harbor every hour, touching at the above mentionedpoints, as well as Pine Beach (Jamestown Exposition Companyspier). Newport News is twelve miles from Norfolk, and justacross from Pine Beach, at the mouth of the James River. Itwas off Newport News that Lord Delawares ships arrived in1610, just in time to save the Jamestown Colony, which wasabout to be deserted. At this city is the greatest shipbuildingplant in the country, which^contains the largest dry dock in. 84 RIVER STEAMER TRIPS 85 the world, and where many battleships, and immense steam andsailing ships are built for nearly every nation in the world. Hampton was originally an Indian village, named Kecoughtan.It is the oldest continuous settlement of the English in America.Among the historic points of interest, there are St. Johns Church*,the third oldest in Virginia; the Symmes-Eaton free school, thefirst established in America; and near Hampton is the Pembrokefarm, noted for its curious old monuments of black marble. Soldiers Home is the United States Government reservation,situated about half way between Hampton and Old Point, andmay be reached either by steamer from Norfolk and Portsmouthor by trolley line from Old Point, Hampton, or Newport News.It is here the aged Federal soldiers are cared for, and every con-venience afforded to brighten their declining years. Thegrounds are bea