Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Several Mayflower Passengers Buried in Eastham

At Thanksgiving time it's easy to think about the first Thanksgiving and the hardships that the first Pilgrims had to endure to start life anew in New England. The folks who came over on the Mayflower had no infrastructure (roads, bridges, plumbing, etc) to rely on.

It's also interesting to note that Eastham is likely the final resting place for 3 of the original Mayflower passengers. The Cape Cod Times did a short video at the Cove Burying Ground on Rt 6 in Eastham, discussing the lives of these Pilgrims. Check it out.

The website referenced in the video is On that website is a chronicle of the Mayflower's exploration of Cape Cod Bay in the late Fall of 1620. Their landing on First Encounter Beach is described ...Here.

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