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Awakenings: Voyage to America

on September 16, 2013

Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882)

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This Day in History: September 16, 1620

The spirit of European expansion stirred adventurers to set sail for the New World. Having already been discovered much earlier, the richness of this new land beckoned voyagers to set sail in 1620 for a more profound purpose. Such exploits resulted in surveillance of the terrain and possibilities for settlements.

Go to Awakenings for poetry Voyage to America!

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Perhaps some of your ancestors financed or even traveled across the sea to America! How cool is that!

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2 responses to “Awakenings: Voyage to America

  1. Teepee12 says:

    Not mine. We came steerage at the turn of the century.

  2. Raani York says:

    Hmmm… the Mayflowers, right…
    Have you ever watched the movie “Hudson Hawk” with Bruce Willis?
    If not, watch it – it’s absolutely hilarious – and there are Darwin and Minerva Mayflower – I wonder how these two permanently sneak into my brain when hearing the word “Mayflower”… *chuckle*

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