Pondering Plymouth

Join us as we destroy a revered story from your childhood

Nearly anyone who has taken United States history has heard the story of Plymouth Rock and how the settlers landed there by accident and yet they made do with what they had because they were such strong and resilient people who were tough enough to make lemonade when life gave them lemons. It’s a great story, and I’m sure it inspired some kids when they heard it, but from the perspective of our on site historian, Mike, there are some holes in the story that just don’t quite add up and may even suggest something less than sincere.

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By Robert Linsdell from St. Andrews, Canada (Plymouth Rock, Water St, Plymouth (493637)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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