Pilgrims of the Mayflower - Columbus, OH, USA
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N 39° 57.705 W 082° 59.964
17S E 329230 N 4425426
Quick Description: A plaque honoring the pilgrims that came to America on the Mayflower is located at the north entrance to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2012 4:11:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMEVEA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 13

Long Description:
The plaque reads as follows:

The Mayflower
December 1620

This Tablet is Placed
To Honor The Pilgrims
Of The Mayflower

In An Age
Of Intolerance And Of
Bigotry, The Pilgrims
Of The Mayflower Laid
The Foundations Of This
Mighty Nation Wherein
Every Man, Through
Countless Ages, Shall
Have Liberty To Worship
God In His Own Way

Erected By The Society Of Mayflower
Descendents In The State Of Ohio
May 1933

The following information about the Mayflower and the pilgrims it carried to America is from Wikipedia:

"The Mayflower was the ship that transported English and Dutch Separatists and other adventurers referred to by the Separatists as "the Strangers" to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England on September 6/16, 1620, with 102 passengers and about 30 crew members aboard the small 100-foot ship. During the first month of the voyage, the seas were not severe, but by the second month the ship was being hit by strong North Atlantic winter gales, causing the ship to be badly shaken, with water leaking from structural damage. There were two deaths, but this was just a precursor of what happened after their arrival in Cape Cod, when almost half the company would die in the first winter.

On November 9/19, 1620, they sighted land, which was Cape Cod. After several days of trying to sail south to their planned destination of the Colony of Virginia, strong winter seas forced them to return to the harbor at Cape Cod hook, where they anchored on November 11/21. The Mayflower Compact was signed that day.

The Mayflower has a famous place in American history as a symbol of early European colonization of the future United States.

The main record for the voyage of the Mayflower and the disposition of the Plymouth Colony comes from the letters and journal of William Bradford, who was a guiding force and later the governor of the colony."

Who placed it?: The Society Of Mayflower Descendents In The State Of Ohio

When was it placed?: May 1933

Who is honored?: Pilgrims of the Mayflower

Website about the Monument: Not listed

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