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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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Anthony Hickman—The Unknown Separatist?

By Sue Allen Seasoned tourists understand that where there is a person, or persons, of great historical note then there are bound to be places jostling to capitalize on any association with them. No matter how tenuous the evidence of such an association may be, there is money to be made out of tour...

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A Journey: Stories in the “Stones of Time”?

By Peter Dustin The uneducated person on making this approach will not realize what else has been unseen and hidden. Having arrived at the Portico, not yet realizing that the Mayflower II lies ahead at the wharf in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, the initial Pilgrim settlement location, on nearby Leyd...

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Natural Disasters Hit New Plymouth

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. "It Pleased The Lord To Visit Them..." The Pilgrims at Plymouth: The First Sermon Ashore, 1621. Painting by J.L.G. Ferris In the first two decades of their residence in New Plymouth, the Pilgrims were visited by a number of natural disasters: Sickness, Fire, Drought...

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Mayflower Namesakes

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr. Over the years, the historic ship Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to New England in 1620 has been honored by various namesakes, Of course there was another 17th century ship of that name that brought Separatists to settle in Salem, Plymouth Colony in 1629, but she was...

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