Did the Pilgrims Really Land on Plymouth Rock and More Questisons From our Readers

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According to oral tradition, the Mayflower Pilgrims landed near Plymouth Rock in 1620—but first-person accounts of their arrival make no mention of it. (Illustration by Owen Davey)
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