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Marriage Pilgrim Style

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. The 1627 Plimoth Plantation presented a recreation of a Pilgrim wedding ceremony on August 14, 2010. They chose to go back to the year 1623 when Governor William Bradford, whose wife Dorothy May had drowned shortly after the arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, married Eliza...

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After the First Thanksgiving

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth By Jennie A. Brownscombe (1850-1936) Ask "the man (or woman) on the street" what he (or she) knows about the Pilgrims, and you will probably be told that they (1) celebrated the First Thanksgiving with the Indians, (2) came to Ameri...

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The Good Ship Mayflower

Very little is known about the ship which brought the Pilgrims to New England. No name is given in Bradford's History Of Plimoth Plantation, nor in the other early accounts. The first mention occurred in a document of 1623, which assigned to the individual colonists an acre of land apiece. The list ...

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The Mayflower Hymn

Written in 1920 for the Tercentenary of the Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts by Allen Eastman Cross and adopted as the Official Hymn of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Tune: "Duke Street" Meter: LM Pilgrim Fathers landing. Painting by...

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Philately and the Mayflower

By David H. Hunt 1909 USS Mayflower Postcard I will not tell you that one of the Pilgrims brought his stamp collection along on board the Mayflower. The damp conditions on board would have wreaked havoc with it, but even more important, he would have had to wait 220 years until the postage sta...

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