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  • John and Priscilla Alden
    Cemetery Ladies travels: A visit to the Myles Standish Burying Ground
    One of the first history lessons we learn in school is about the Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Plymouth Rock and their impact on the settling of Massachusetts. Later we read the famous 1858 poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Courtship...
  • Thanksgiving trivia quiz: 20 questions to jump-start Turkey Day table talk
    Thanksgiving trivia quiz: 20 questions to jump-start Turkey Day table talk
    How much do you know about Thanksgiving? Are you a Turkey Day expert? Test your own Thanksgiving knowledge and that of your family and friends with these fun and fascinating holiday trivia questions.This Thanksgiving trivia quiz makes a super...
  • The Mayflower Steps - Plymouth, UK
    Plymouth Lighting the Way To 2020
    PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND – Did you know it is estimated that over 16 million Americans living today are directly descended from the Pilgrim Fathers, who set sail from this English coastal city on 16th September 1620, landing in Cape Cod, in what is...
  • Four-year-old girl pulled from tornado wreckage
    Four-year-old girl pulled from tornado wreckage
    According to a CBS news report, which aired yesterday evening,a four-year-old girl named Grace was pulled from the wreckage of a devastating tornado near Mayflower, Arkansas by a man named Nick Naylor. She was found about 50 yards from her home....
  • Plymouth, MA
    Boston winter keeping you down? Take in some history... and some beer!
    Yes, New England can be a miserable place in the dead of winter. Boston winters suck! But there are things to do to brighten the mood. And it starts with craft beer! Well, ok – and history too! Last weekend I took a short day trip to...
  • A short history of Plymouth Rock
    A short history of Plymouth Rock
    Recently, vandals painted the renowned Plymouth Rock with one word: “LIES.” A symbol of the Pilgrims landing in 1620, Plymouth Rock was once part of a much larger rock formation, but it was broken, and over time, chipped away by...
  • Plymouth Mayflower II
    Books about the Mayflower and Thanksgiving for reluctant readers ages 9 and up
    Reluctant readers often complain that the books they are provided are boring and don't interest them. They want books that capture their attention and tell the stories of subjects that are of interest, whatever their chosen hobbies and...
  • Mayflower II Returns to Plymouth
    Mayflower II Returns to Plymouth
    On August 7th, the Mayflower II arrived back in Plymouth, MA. According to the Plimoth Plantation website,"For the past seven months, Mayflower II has been undergoing extensive repairs in dry-dock, a restoration and preservation project that...
  • Charlene Janeczko-King DDS
    Dentist Charlene Janeczko-King of Weston, WI has many early American Ancestors
    Charlene Janeczko-King, a dentist in Weston, Wisconsin attended the State Conference for the Daughters of the American Revolution in Stevens Point, Wisconsin this past weekend. She is state Parliamentarian for the group and is very interested in...
  • Oil Spill in Mayflower Arkansas
    Arkansas oil spill taking a toll on the ecosystem
    After the ExxonMobilPegasusPipelineruptured on March 29th spilling more than 10,000 gallons of oil into the streets, yards, and local water ways in Mayflower, Arkansas inFaulknerCounty, a federal lawsuit has been filed. ExxonMobil is still trying...
  • Genealogist’s bookshelf: Pilgrims
    Genealogist’s bookshelf: Pilgrims
    There are many books about the Pilgrims who settled Plymouth Colony, including Governor William Bradford's own Of Plymouth Plantation and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants' silver books covering the first five generations of...
  • Thanksgiving prayer 2012
    The Thanksgiving Day celebration, 2012
    You can always tell when the time is nearing the Thanksgiving Holiday. After all, the grocery stores explode with activity, the farmer's markets are selling record sales of Autumn produce, such as pumpkins, decorative gourds, squashes and late...
  • Scholastic offers a virtual tour of the Mayflower
    Scholastic offers a virtual tour of the Mayflower
    Your students are probably aware that the Pilgrims sailed to the New World on the Mayflower, but they may not know much about the ship. This Thanksgiving, you can expand their knowledge, thanks to Scholastic. The educational resource company has...
  • Mayflower, Shetland Pony, and New Forest pony companion grazing in the salt marshes
    Why has the short-legged Shetland pony cost taxpayers so much in UK?
    This is the story of a small Shetland pony in the UK that has received a lot of press starting a year or so ago. She has not been mentioned for any particular show ring accomplishments, or for her superior progeny or even for some outstanding...
  • The Landing
    An Augustinian view of the landing at Plymouth Rock
    When you view history from a Biblical, or what has been termed an “Augustinian” view point, all events are considered with the controlling hand of God in mind. Because God primarily works through ordinary means, many events simply seem...
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