Saturday, November 29, 2014

Myles Standish … 1584 to 1656

In my last blog entry I mentioned visiting my brother-in-law in Duxbury, Massachusetts. While there he took me for a ride around the town and we stopped at the homesite of Myles Standish, the English military officer that the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony hired as an advisor in 1620. Obviously they were pleased with his actions because in 1632 the people of Plymouth settled a nearby area and they named it Duxbury in honor of his English estate Duxbury Hall.

This is the stone memorial that is placed where his house once stood. No buildings remain but you can certainly see why he chose this waterfront property…

…and it was here that he lived for the remainder of his life.


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Wow! That's going back some.

5:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this Ginnie. several members of my extended family settled the Plymouth Colony all those years ago. Probably yours too. We could be distant cousins.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

He really picked out a great site. Too bad the home is gone.

1:15 PM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Love these history tidbits....:)

4:02 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Wow, what a view! Except in a storm, perhaps. But, even then, it would be beautiful.

4:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We Brits did get about a bit back then. .. ;-)

6:46 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

Great history and a beautiful site.

3:35 PM  

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