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Plymouth Cafes

We really enjoyed Plymouth and unlike other towns around Boston (e.g. Salem), the place doesn’t completely shut down for the winter. Tourist season starts earlier than most along the coast: on March 15. In general, we found the people here friendly and more than willing to geek out about the town’s history. Generally,...

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Burial Hill Cemetery

Apr 03, 14 Burial Hill Cemetery

Posted by in Featured, Massachusetts, Plymouth

O spot in Plymouth is so interesting to the antiquary as Burial Hill. Here are the sites of the Pilgrim’s fort and watchtower. Here sleep the early settlers of the colony, the heroes of the Revolution and of our later wars, and the men who went “down to the sea in ships” and braved dangers, in the days of...

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Reminiscing the April fools thing…

Apr 01, 14 Reminiscing the April fools thing…

Posted by in Events, Featured

‘Tis a day full of pranks and strange ideas. I spent the day trying to determine if my emails were fake or real. Some were really good and full of technical jargon and reasonable logic; I’ll wait until tomorrow to see if they’re real or not. Others were ridiculous (because changes in web security will force the...

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Jenney Grist Mill

Mar 31, 14 Jenney Grist Mill

Posted by in Featured, Massachusetts, Plymouth

Previous: The Pilgrims and the Mayflower and Plimoth Plantation. After learning from their failure with sending the Mayflower and Fortune to Plimoth in the winter (hopefully), the Merchant Adventurers (the investment group funding the Pilgrim’s settlement) sent two more ships with (estimated) 90 passengers to the colonies in...

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Plimoth Plantation

Mar 29, 14 Plimoth Plantation

Posted by in Featured, Kidtastic, Massachusetts, Plymouth

Previous: The Pilgrims and the Mayflower While there were 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower when it left England, when it arrived in Plymouth there were 99 (2 passengers were born at sea and 5 died en route). According to local lore, those who died at sea were buried in unmarked graves in the Coles Hill Burial Ground (more on this...

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The Pilgrims and the Mayflower

Mar 26, 14 The Pilgrims and the Mayflower

Posted by in Featured, Plymouth

I don’t know where to start with the Boston journeys… so I will start at the first Pilgrim landing: New England’s colonial beginning and the arrival of the Mayflower in the United States. Sending the Mayflower across the ocean with settlers aboard wasn’t the first attempt at founding a settlement in America;...

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Boston’s Haymarket

Mar 22, 14 Boston’s Haymarket

Posted by in Boston, Featured, Massachusetts

Boston’s Haymarket runs on Fridays and Saturdays on Blackstone Street. It’s hard to miss with the white canopies and masses of people all out vying for cheap fruit. Obviously, hay is no longer something you’ll find here, but they certainly have an impressive assortment of produce. Nearby is the Faneuil Hall...

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A Celebration of Color

Mar 18, 14 A Celebration of Color

Posted by in California, Events, Featured

It’s that time of year again… the time when Saint Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland and people around the world dress up in green and drink lots of beer. And, like a bad Irish Canadian who grew up listening to Celtic pub music and drinking draught, I cringe at the thought of celebrating with thousands of my...

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