Yorktown Daily Tribune

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Background of founder: James Cook

James Cook was born on November 7th, 1728 in the village of Marton in Yorkshire, England. He had 7 other siblings and was part of a farming family. When a job opportunity came up for his father, Cook and his family moved to Great Ayton. After attending school for five years that his father’s boss paid for, he started helping out on the farm. He had attained two voyages before the third one which made a higher impact than both.