Sunday, July 11, 2010

Stepping Back in History

Yes, this is the exact spot where 100 Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, England, in 1620, to the New World to find a better life.
It was a rough journey as they had started with two ships and ended up with only one, the Mayflower. The late start and cold December weather they encountered when they reached North America set them up for a difficult first few months. Luckily, they met Squanto, a Native American who spoke English, who guided them through their first year. To celebrate their success and bountiful harvest, they invited the locals for a three-day dinner party and so began the first Thanksgiving.

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