A Guide to Historic Plymouth

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The History Press, 2008 - History - 142 pages
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-An intimate tour through New England's oldest community????????????the town where America literally began.

- Images and nutshell histories of the most important sites, including Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Pilgrim Memorial State Park and Pilgrim Hall.

-Enjoyable walking and driving tours of this renowned Pilgrim settlement, each packed with fascinating details and historic facts.

Written by Plymouth resident and historian James W. Baker, former director of research and senior historian at Plimoth Plantation, and current curator at the Alden House Historic Site in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Baker is also the author of "Plymouth Labor and Leisure" and "Plimoth Plantation," as well as "Plimoth Plantation: Fifty Years of Living History."

  

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Contents

Plymouths Pilgrim Origins
7
Plymouth From Colony to Community
17
Town Center
39
The Story of Plymouth Rock
40
Pilgrim Memorial State Park
44
Plimoth Plantation Shops 4 State Pier 5 Mayflower II
46
Women of the Mayflower Fountain
48
Coles Hill 8 The Bridal Tree
49
Newfield Street and Holmes Playground F Mill Pond Path
98
Boy Scout Footbridge H Plymouth Mills Lower Dam Site
99
Plymouth Mills Upper Dam and Bridge
100
Standish Mills
101
Morton Park L Holmes Dam M Billington
102
Tother Side 105 29 Market Street Bridge
105
The Jabez Howland House 1667
106
Lincoln Street
107

Massasoit Statue
50
Pilgrim Sarcophagus 11 Leyden Street First Street 12 Town Square
51
Market Street
52
Summer Street
55
Russell Street
60
Burial HillNorth Entrance 17 1820 Courthouse Court Square
62
Old Colony Club
63
Pilgrim Hall
65
Plymouth Memorial Building
68
Park Avenue
69
Town Pier
70
Plymouth Visitor Information Center
71
The Hedge House
72
Winslow and North Streets
73
Shirley Square and Main Street
75
Middle Street
76
Thompson Phillips House
78
Burial Hill
81
Town Brook
91
Brewster Gardens
92
Town Brook Path
94
Jenney Grist Mill
95
Poorhouse Pond
96
South Street 34 The Harlow Old Fort House 1677
108
Stephens Field
109
Union Street 37 The Plymouth Yacht Club
110
Forefathers Monument
113
Nelson Memorial Park
115
North Plymouth
116
Plymouth Cordage Company and Museum
117
Hobshole or Wellingsley
118
Plimoth Plantation
119
Chiltonville Church
122
Plymouth Beach
123
Rocky Hill Road and Manomet Beaches
125
Second Church Manomet
127
The Bartlett House 49 Fresh Pond
128
Ellisville
129
Cedarville and Great Herring Pond
130
Parting Ways
131
Old Sandwich Road
133
Sacrifice Rock
134
Cornish Tavern
135
Clam Pudding Pond 57 Myles Standish Reservation
137
Bibliography
141
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About the author (2008)

James W. Baker is a Plymouth native who lives with his wife, Peggy, in his great-great-grandfather's house at Jabez Corner. Formerly research director at Plimoth Plantation, his interest in Plymouth transcends the Pilgrims to embrace the entire history of the old colony town.

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