If you see a giant statue looming out of the woods on the hill that Plymouth sits on, you are not imagining things. It is the Memorial to the Forefathers and it is worth a look. There are numerous engravings (below), depicting the embarkation in Holland, the landing in Massachusetts, the signing of the Mayflower Compact on board ship in the harbor, and their first meeting with Samoset, the Native American who surprised them by walking bolding into their midst and literally saying "hello." Samoset is the person sitting at the end of the table on your left in photo 5. Not to complain TOO much, but the memorial is to the foreFATHERS, yet features a giant female, and on the four carved reliefs there are just four females, all on the dock in the Netherlands (so it's not clear any are even going on the voyage.) One of them is clinging to a man, another has fainted, another is staying behind for sure, and the ot
The author is an Arizona research historian who enjoys the challenge of looking for Mayflower descendants, hers and anyone else's.
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