Question:

What was inscribed on the gate when John White came back to find the colony of Roanoke had disappeared?

Answer:

The word "Croatoan" was carved into a tree at the colony. White, the colony's governor assumed it referred to Croatoan Island, and expected to find the colonists there, but they were not there when he arrived.


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