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The First Year was Rough for the Pilgrims

original Pilgrims Mayflower

Of the 102 voyagers on the Mayflower, only 53 survived the first year to celebrate the “original Thanksgiving” in Nov 1621.  Of the 18 adult women who made the voyage, 14 died in the first year.  The Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth has a really interesting graphic illustrating the decimation of the early settlers. (See colonist before and after the first year).

original Pilgrims Mayflower

Original parties on the Mayflower. (Photo: Jim Steinhart)

Mayflower passengers who survived to the first Thanksgiving

Mayflower passengers who survived to the first Thanksgiving (Photo: Jim Steinhart)

Photos by Jim Steinhart, phototravelbase.com.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Thanks for this! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 26, 2016

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