The British gentlemen that came from England primarily to colonize the New World came in search of an identity, and they found it. The colonists represented Americans before they called themselves Americans, the Americans who have always gone West. This is especially true for Virginia's first governor, Alexander Spotswood. The myth of the unreachable frontier has always inspired this sense of adventure. Although Native Americans had inhabited this land for over four hundred years, the colonists felt inspired by this myth of a land unspoiled by man and time. Governor Alexander Spotswood created his own myth from this dream, he made himself and his followers into knights for this cause. The legend of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe became the dream of future explorers, as did the Enchanted Castle built by Alexander Spotswood. The interweaving of myth often makes it difficult to untangle, but there is a prevailing theme in this series of stories: The Frontier Myth.