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September 2, 2021

Where did the pilgrims land in America?

By T. Roebuck In with Comments Off on Where did the pilgrims land in America?

No one knows. According to The Washington Post, the only reason we currently think that Plymouth Rock is the spot where the pilgrims first touched U.S. soil is that 121 years after their arrival, "a young boy overheard 95-year-old Thomas Faunce relate that his father, who came to Plymouth three years after the Mayflower, told him he'd heard from unnamed persons that the landing occurred there." WaPo also notes that the English puritan William Bradford failed to mention Plymouth Rock in his book, "Of Plymouth Plantation," which would be a pretty big oversight on his part if that was in fact where they landed.

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