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Cape Cod Provinetown Pilgrim Monument It was HOT in case you forgot from the previous slide, so about all we did was walk to lunch, get ice cream, and see this, the Pilgrim Monument. I read you could climb to the top but that wasn't about to happen.

From their website: "The Pilgrim Monument was founded in 1892... Its purpose is to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown, in November 1620. Here the Pilgrims spent 5 weeks exploring the tip of Cape Cod, before they sailed on to Plymouth. They also drew up and signed the Mayflower Compact, which established the rule of law for the new land.

"...President Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone in 1907. In 1910, President William Howard Taft dedicated the finished 252-foot tower. In 1910, the Cape’s first building built to house a museum opened at the base of the monument, to educate the public about Provincetown’s role in Pilgrim history and American history."
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