National Geographic : 1947 Sep
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome by John E.Fletcher "Leave Me in Peace, Will You? Be Scarce and Get Gone!" Shouts Old Tom, the Philosopher-buffoon, toan Admiring Squaw To the smiling English girls he adds, "Whew, she's all anointed with bear grease again!" The Lost Colony is basedonRaleigh's attempts toplant acolony inAmerica in 1585 and 1587. Both were established on Roanoke Island, inside the Hatteras reef. The fate of thesecond colony remains amystery.