In 1587 the English set up their first colony in America when they established ROANOKE. Virginia Dare was born there and became the first English child born in the New World. By 1590 all that was left were the ashes... The story of what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke became the first great mystery of the New World.The story of what happened to Virginia Dare became the first great fable of the New World. These are the stories that started the New World. This is ROANOKE.