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Plymouth Rock's American Symbolism Exceeds Its Appearance

Plymouth Rock's American Symbolism Exceeds Its Appearance
the story of

Plymouth

Rock

is that they pulled their boat right up next to that

rock

in 1620 they got off the boat they get on to the

rock

they get off the

rock

they get on to the beach whether or not it happened it's hard to say for sure I think that they used it as a landmark when they came ashore rather than actually stepping on it but that's the story of it so they land here in 1620 they get through the winter it's a very tough winter about half of the people are dead by the end
plymouth rock s american symbolism exceeds its appearance
of the first winter they get through the summer and one of the the common things at this time period is once you have the harvest in is you you have a bit of a celebration you the hard work is done you've got all the food in and you you want to eat some of the food essentially so they they have that celebration and Massasoit it shows up with about 90 of the whopping odd people they bring five deer there's a lot of things on the menu some of them we would recognize some of them we
plymouth rock s american symbolism exceeds its appearance
wouldn't deer or certainly on the menu poultry of some sort are gonna be on the menu it's more likely that it's duck rather than Turkey but turkeys certainly a possibility no cranberries yet they haven't they don't have sugar to sweeten them but that first Thanksgiving would have taken place five hundred to a thousand feet from where we're standing right now the real importance of the

rock

doesn't matter how big it is and it doesn't matter whether or not they
plymouth rock s american symbolism exceeds its appearance
stepped on it because the real importance of the

rock

is that

rock

as a symbol and people have to decide for themselves what

Plymouth

Rock

means to them and when people leave here that's our goal is to get people looking at the

rock

not just as a

rock

but looking at it symbolically