Sandwich & Plymouth, MA - Day 40

by Rebecca Shearin November. 19, 2018 155 views
Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich, MA. The original mill was built in 1637, another in 1654 and the mill and site restored in 1961.  Settlers brought corn to be ground to meal, their most important food.

Dexter's Grist Mill in Sandwich, MA. The original mill was built in 1637, another in 1654 and the mill and site restored in 1961. Settlers brought corn to be ground to meal, their most important food.

Sandwich Cemetery from across Shawme Lake.

Sandwich Cemetery from across Shawme Lake.

Hoxie House - old saltbox house in Sandwich, MA built in 1675...

Hoxie House - old saltbox house in Sandwich, MA built in 1675...

Veterans Day celebration in Sandwich, MA

Veterans Day celebration in Sandwich, MA

Classic New England church in Sandwich, MA

Classic New England church in Sandwich, MA

Plymouth Rock - the iconic rock and landing site of the Mayflower - in Plymouth, MA

Plymouth Rock - the iconic rock and landing site of the Mayflower - in Plymouth, MA

The iconic rock is sheltered in this structure built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims. Really?

The iconic rock is sheltered in this structure built to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims. Really?

Cole's Hill - a National Historic Landmark containing the first cemetery used by the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620

Cole's Hill - a National Historic Landmark containing the first cemetery used by the Mayflower Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620

First Parish Church in Plymouth, at the bottom of Burial Hill, is a designated world heritage site. The congregation was founded in 1620 by the pilgrims - the current building was constructed in 1899.

First Parish Church in Plymouth, at the bottom of Burial Hill, is a designated world heritage site. The congregation was founded in 1620 by the pilgrims - the current building was constructed in 1899.

Burial Hill - an historic hilltop cemetery in Plymouth, MA. Established in the 17th century and the burial site of several  of the founding settlers of Plymouth Colony.

Burial Hill - an historic hilltop cemetery in Plymouth, MA. Established in the 17th century and the burial site of several of the founding settlers of Plymouth Colony.

Plimoth Grist Mill, a reconstruction of the original Jenney Grist Mill, built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony on Town Brook in 1636.

Plimoth Grist Mill, a reconstruction of the original Jenney Grist Mill, built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony on Town Brook in 1636.

The Richard Sparrow House, originally built in 1640, is the oldest surviving house in Plymouth. It is now operated as a house museum and art gallery.

The Richard Sparrow House, originally built in 1640, is the oldest surviving house in Plymouth. It is now operated as a house museum and art gallery.

Dedicated in 1921, this statue commemorates Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe during the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620. He was known for assisting the early English colonists and signed a treaty of friendship with the English guaranteeing him peace and mutual acceptance.

Dedicated in 1921, this statue commemorates Massasoit, the leader of the Wampanoag tribe during the arrival of the pilgrims in 1620. He was known for assisting the early English colonists and signed a treaty of friendship with the English guaranteeing him peace and mutual acceptance.

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