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"Plymouth Rock" and America's Hometown

For the second day of our Boston trip, we got out of the city and went to Plymouth and Martha's Vineyard. Plymouth is a cool little city. There are lots of neat shops and restaurants to compliment it's rich and factually creative history.
It's known as "America's Hometown." Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the famous ship the Mayflower. Plymouth is where New England was first established. It is the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. The town has served as the location of several prominent events, the most notable being the First Thanksgiving feast.
The rock that someone arbitrarily chose to be "Plymouth Rock" at the place where the Pilgrims may have landed. 
They broke it in half while taking it to the city center in the 60's. You can see the crack that they filled with concrete. There is no historical evidence to prove its authenticity, still cool though.
Mayflower replica, the Mayflower II in Plymouth Harbor.


Thought this was interesting.




Antique shop.


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