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Pungoteague in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Bear and the Cub”

 
 
"The Bear and the Cub" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. "The Bear and the Cub" Marker
Inscription.  
Probable site of Fowkes’ Tavern where this first recorded play in English America was performed August 27, 1665.
 
Erected 1988 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number WY-18.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1665.
 
Location. 37° 38.123′ N, 75° 48.364′ W. Marker is in Pungoteague, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Bobtown Road Rt 178 0.2 miles north of St. George Circle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pungoteague VA 23422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. George's Episcopal Church (approx. Ľ mile away); Harborton High School (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named “The Bear and the Cub” (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oak Grove Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Occohannock Indians (approx. 5.8 miles
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, currently off its post image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
2. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, currently off its post
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away); Site of Willis Store-House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Water: A Way of Life (approx. 6 miles away); Hopkins and Sons; Hopkins and Brothers (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. First Play Performed in USA. Sky History (UK) entry (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Accomack: ‘Bear and Cub’ still a hit after 350 years. System C entry:
reprint of USA Today article, September 1, 2015 about a love local play performance. (Submitted on March 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, looking north along Bobtown Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
3. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, looking north along Bobtown Road
“The Bear and the Cub” Marker, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2012
4. “The Bear and the Cub” Marker, seen today
Field where Fowkes' Tavern stood. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
5. Field where Fowkes' Tavern stood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,622 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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