Plymouth Rock

Today, the fourth Thursday of November, is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving festival traditionally thanks God at the end of the year’s harvest, and is a tradition passed down from the Plymouth Colony who settled in New Plymouth in 1620. When these Pilgrims first landed they apparently stepped on what is now known as “Plymouth Rock”, a large piece of granite which is currently housed in the rectangular building on the shore. The rock wasn’t identified as being of any significance until over a hundred years later in 1741, when an elder of the church pointed…

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