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(North Plymouth) (White Island Shores)

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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth is the only museum devoted entirely to the Pilgrim's story and America’s oldest, continuously-operated museum open to the public.
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Plymouth includes: Barkers, Billington Sea, Cedarville, Chiltonville, Cordage (Seaside), Darby, Ellisville, Gurnet, Manomet, Raymond, Saquis, South Pond Village, Stoney Beach, Vallerville, Wares, Wellingsly, and White Horse Beach.


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  • 1620 - The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England and after a journey of sixty-six days anchors in Plymouth harbor, and the Pilgrims established a settlement.

    www.datesandevents.org/ american-timelines/ 21-massachusetts-history-timeline.htm

  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The landing of the Fathers - Plymouth Dec 22 1620

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Artwork
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The "Mayflower" in Plymouth Harbor

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Artwork
  • 1621 - February 17 - Myles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony

    historyorb.com

  • 1621 - The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in Plimouth
    Edward Winslow was among the group of Pilgrims present at the first Thanksgiving. He describes the scene:

    "Our harvest being gotten in, our governo...Read MORE...


  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Fort and First Meeting-House, on Burial Hill, 1621

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Artwork
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Plymouth in 1622

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Artwork
  • 1635 - August 15 - 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
    The eye passed between Boston and Plymouth, Mass., and caused a twenty-foot tide in Boston. Gov. William Bradford reported, "It blew down many hundred...Read MORE...


  • News 1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass

    historyorb.com
    June 1, 1638

  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The Doten House, 1660
    The Oldest House in Plymouth
    Photographed around 1898

    Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.
    Photograph
  • 1824 - Plymouth Cordage Company founded
    Plymouth Cordage Company became the world's largest manufacturer of rope and cordage products.

  • 1845 - PLYMOUTH. [Pop. 5,281. Inc. 1620.]
    Plymouth, the oldest town in the State, was called Patuxet by the Indians, and Plymouth by the Puiitans, in remembrance of Plymouth in England, wh...Read MORE...


  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Samoset House, 1915

    The first vacation hotel in Plymouth was the diminutive Samoset House, built by the Old Colony Railroad from 1845 to 1846 as a tourism investment. Situated with a water view near the town center at Court and Samoset streets,... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1854 - Plymouth
    Plymouth, a post-town, port of entry, and Beat of justice of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, is situated on Plymouth bay, at the southern terminus of ...Read MORE...


  • Plymouth Massachusetts, 1890
    PLYMOUTH, ever memorable as the first town settled by Europeans in New England, lies in the southeast part of Plymouth County, 37 miles southeast of B...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Plymouth
    Plymouth, a post-town, port of entry, and capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor or Bay, 37 miles S.S.E. o...Read MORE...


  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    View from Burial Hill showing Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Square, Plymouth, Mass.
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass.
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Cole's Hill

    Cole's Hill is a National Historic Landmark containing the first cemetery used by the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. The hill is located on Carver Street near the foot of Leyden Street and across the street... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Shirley Square
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Park Avenue and Railway Station, Plymouth, Mass.
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    The Registry Building

    Constructed in 1904, the Registry building was an active government facility processing and housing public deed records. In addition, the second floor also served as the land court and is still donning the architectural... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Plymouth, a port of entry, capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township (town) of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor (or Bay), 37 miles SSE. of Boston...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - BELATED STORM DESTROYS SHIP FAST ON FLATS - Schooner Lucy E. Goes to Pieces Off Plymouth Coast.
    CREW TAKEN OFF BY LIFE SAVERS

    Vessels Take Refuge in Harbors - City Soaked By Rain.

    Boston's belated storm which had threatened the city and the...Read MORE...


  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Fire Station
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Mabbetts Mills
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  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Standish Mills
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Brook. Site and remains of Pilgrim homes
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Plymouth Rock & Canopy, 1911
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Ardmore Inn, Manomet, Mass.

    In 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah A. Keith spruced up the old Manomet House on Point Road and reopened it in June as the Ardmore Inn.
    Plymouth, by Donna DeFabio Curtin
    Arcadia Publishing, 2011
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1920s
    Postcard
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Hall
    Postcard
  • News 1957 - Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

    historyorb.com
    June 13, 1957



Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA


Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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The landing of the Fathers - Plymouth Dec 22 1620

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Artwork
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The "Mayflower" in Plymouth Harbor

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Artwork
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The Old Fort and First Meeting-House, on Burial Hill, 1621

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Artwork
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Plymouth in 1622

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Photograph
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The Doten House, 1660
The Oldest House in Plymouth
Photographed around 1898

Historic Towns of New England. (1898). United Kingdom: G. P. Putnam's sons.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Samoset House, 1915

The first vacation hotel in Plymouth was the diminutive Samoset House, built by the Old Colony Railroad from 1845 to 1846 as a tourism investment. Situated with a water view near the town center at Court and Samoset streets,... Read MORE...

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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View from Burial Hill showing Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Mass.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Town Square, Plymouth, Mass.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Old Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Park Avenue and Railway Station, Plymouth, Mass.

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Cole's Hill

Cole's Hill is a National Historic Landmark containing the first cemetery used by the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. The hill is located on Carver Street near the foot of Leyden Street and across the street... Read MORE...

Read more about John COLE

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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Shirley Square

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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The Registry Building

Constructed in 1904, the Registry building was an active government facility processing and housing public deed records. In addition, the second floor also served as the land court and is still donning the architectural... Read MORE...

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Central Fire Station

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Mabbetts Mills

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Standish Mills

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Town Brook. Site and remains of Pilgrim homes

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Plymouth Rock & Canopy, 1911

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Ardmore Inn, Manomet, Mass.

In 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah A. Keith spruced up the old Manomet House on Point Road and reopened it in June as the Ardmore Inn.
Plymouth, by Donna DeFabio Curtin
Arcadia Publishing, 2011

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Railroad Station

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Main Street, 1920s

Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Memorial Hall

History, News and Stories of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1620 - The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England and after a journey of sixty-six days anchors in Plymouth harbor, and the Pilgrims established a settlement.

    www.datesandevents.org/ american-timelines/ 21-massachusetts-history-timeline.htm
  • History: The Pilgrims Journey Documentary


    History: The Pilgrims Journey Documentary (www.youtube.com)
  • 1621 - The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims in Plimouth
    Edward Winslow was among the group of Pilgrims present at the first Thanksgiving. He describes the scene:

    "Our harvest being gotten in, our... Read MORE...

  • 1621 - February 17 - Myles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony

    historyorb.com

    Read more about Myles STANDISH photo of ancestor
  • 1635 - August 15 - 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
    The eye passed between Boston and Plymouth, Mass., and caused a twenty-foot tide in Boston. Gov. William Bradford reported, "It blew down many... Read MORE...

  • News  1638 - 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass

    historyorb.com
    June 1, 1638
  • History of Plymouth, Massachusetts


    History of Plymouth, Massachusetts (www.youtube.com)
  • 1824 - Plymouth Cordage Company founded
    Plymouth Cordage Company became the world's largest manufacturer of rope and cordage products.
  • 1845 - PLYMOUTH. [Pop. 5,281. Inc. 1620.]
    Plymouth, the oldest town in the State, was called Patuxet by the Indians, and Plymouth by the Puiitans, in remembrance of Plymouth in England,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Plymouth
    Plymouth, a post-town, port of entry, and Beat of justice of Plymouth county, Massachusetts, is situated on Plymouth bay, at the southern terminus of ... Read MORE...

  • Plymouth Massachusetts, 1890
    PLYMOUTH, ever memorable as the first town settled by Europeans in New England, lies in the southeast part of Plymouth County, 37 miles southeast of... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Plymouth
    Plymouth, a post-town, port of entry, and capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor or Bay, 37 miles S.S.E.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Plymouth, a port of entry, capital of Plymouth co., Mass., in a township (town) of the same name, on Plymouth Harbor (or Bay), 37 miles SSE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - BELATED STORM DESTROYS SHIP FAST ON FLATS - Schooner Lucy E. Goes to Pieces Off Plymouth Coast.
    CREW TAKEN OFF BY LIFE SAVERS

    Vessels Take Refuge in Harbors - City Soaked By Rain.

    Boston's belated storm which had threatened the city and... Read MORE...

  • News  1957 - Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth Mass

    historyorb.com
    June 13, 1957

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