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Plymouth, Massachusetts

Mayflower II

The Mayflower II is a full scale replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from England to America in 1620.

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Plymouth Rock

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am writing about our trip to PlymouthMassachusetts where the Pilgrims had a feast after their first harvest in 1621. It is this feast which people often refer to as "The First Thanksgiving".

Above is a picture of Plymouth Rock that is accepted as the landing place of the Mayflower passengers.

Inside the Mayflower II

Guides on Board the Mayflower II are dressed in period costumes and provide various narratives about life on the ship.

Plymouth Plantation

A short drive from the Mayflower II is the Plymouth Plantation a re-creation of the 1627 Pilgrim village.

Inside the Plymouth Plantation

Behind Catherine you can see a demonstration, in the Native American section, of how corn was grown by placing a fish with the corn seed. This was needed because the soil was so sandy and needed the extra nutrition the fish provided.

Plymouth Village

Defenses of the Plymouth Village

John with a Pilgrim house in the background
Here you can see an example of a thatched roof that the Pilgrims brought with them from England.

Plymouth Village

"Pilgrim" at the Plymouth Plantation

At the Plymouth Plantation, there are actors that dress and assume the personalities of members of the original Plymouth community.

Plymouth Plantation Bull

There are also examples of animals, such as this bull, that were present at the original Plymouth Plantation.

View of the Plymouth Plantation

Behind each house at the Plymouth Plantation there were individual gardens. This is a view of the back of a home and their garden.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice photos.

November 22, 2006 1:40 AM  
Anonymous sprittibee said...

Thanks, John. My kids and I enjoyed the "virtual field trip" today. Now we are off to the store to procure the ingredient list for "Sweet Potato Bliss"...

God bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2006 1:33 PM  
Blogger Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

Great pics! We did the same trip about four years was one of our favorites. I can't recommend it enough. Even as adults, we were awed at how small the Mayflower was inside, and the remote feeling of the Plimoth village. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

wow, great pictures! I will be back with my kids to view them again. Thank you for sharing!

Jenny in Ca

November 22, 2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thank you for the kind comments. A friend of ours is a first grade school teacher at a private Christian school in San Francisco. She suggested that we share these pictures. Cathy & John

November 22, 2006 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, John, sometimes you refer to me as your "favorite Uncle". I am amazed at the places you visit as they are of the same interest my wife and I have. We too have been on the Mayflower and recently I helped my grandson make a small report on the pilgrams voyage for his school project. He is in the second grade and loves to travel. You would find him most interesting to talk too. Happy Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2006 11:46 AM  
Blogger Aline said...

very cool

May 04, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Ming the Merciless said...

Great history lesson via photography.

November 22, 2007 8:25 AM  
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