Plymouth Colony 1620

Plymouth Colony 1620

Plymouth Colony 1620 Plymouth Colony 1620 Legends, Lore, and Fact Ron Petersen   In the collective minds of many, the 1620 story of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony has become a haze of legend and lore. Some of the substance of the legend is...
The Nefarious Deeds of Captain Thomas Hunt

The Nefarious Deeds of Captain Thomas Hunt

The Nefarious Deeds of Captain Thomas Hunt Plymouth 400: The Nauset Connection Ron Petersen   Last month’s column in this series presented the unheralded role of John Smith in the Plymouth Colony story. His 1614 exploration of the American northeast coast (which...
 The Sparrow-hawk and the Pilgrims

 The Sparrow-hawk and the Pilgrims

 The Sparrow-hawk and the Pilgrims Plymouth 400: The Nauset Connection Ron Petersen   While the precise date of the event is unknown, it was at this time of the year three hundred and ninety-three years ago, that the first of thousands of recorded shipwrecks occurred...
Thomas Prence, A Consequential Link

Thomas Prence, A Consequential Link

Thomas Prence, A Consequential Link Plymouth 400-The Nauset Connection By: Ron Petersen   The relationship between the Native Americans of southern New England and European colonists is a complex story that began long before the Mayflower landing and continued long...
The Plymouth Rock Legend, Myth or Reality?

The Plymouth Rock Legend, Myth or Reality?

The Plymouth Rock Legend, Myth or Reality? The Plymouth Rock Legend, Myth or Reality? Ron Petersen   Perhaps the most enduring and visible legend in the Mayflower story is the landing on Plymouth Rock. The arrival of the Pilgrims to New England is described as a...
Plymouth Almost Moved to Nauset

Plymouth Almost Moved to Nauset

Plymouth Almost Moved to Nauset Ron Petersen, Chair Orleans Historical Commission   Next year, the nation will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the settlement of Plymouth Colony, a seminal event in the development of our nation. As the...