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PlimothPlantation

I just submitted this illustrated map to a fun competition on They Draw and Travel. “It’s a creative and curious world.”

Of course I had to do a history-related illustration, so I chose Plimoth Plantation. And before you say “you spelled that wrong.” You should know that PLIMOTH was the most common spelling as used by Governor William Bradford. There weren’t many rules for spelling in the 17th century- so each writer wrote it as they wanted.

The Plantation is a living museum in Plymouth, MA. Workers at the colony are trained to act, talk, cook, hunt, work, and function just as the original settlers did in 1620. It is a marvelous place. My childhood trips to tour the museum are what developed my love of history. Also on the property is a Wampanoag village. Modern Wampanoag people dress in custom clothing to explain and demonstrate how their ancestors lived.

I highly recommend a trip.

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