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Tucked away in a quiet seaside neighborhood in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the largest freestanding solid-granite monument in the nation. Standing 81 feet tall, this majestic structure was built in 1889 to honor the first Pilgrims who sailed to America and established self-government at Plymouth Colony. Using the powerful imagery of its main statues, lower reliefs, and massive marble panels—the Forefathers Monument reveals the people and principles that founded a nation. Through the iconic figures of Faith, Morality, Law, Education, and Liberty, discover how the Pilgrim legacy is credited for founding a new nation.  Learn why these five elements are necessary for self-government—and how each is vital to preserving our God-given freedoms.

The Forefathers Monument


In this stunning book, discover the history of this captivating monument and the extraordinary legacy it was built to honor. Meet the people behind famous names such as Bradford, Squanto, Brewster, and Massasoit—along with the brave women who were crucial to the colony's survival. Retrace the steps of these early settlers as their story unfolds in  a colorful tour of Plymouth's historic waterfront, including the Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, Burial Hill, Leyden Street, and Plimoth Plantation. Over 400 years after the Mayflower veered off course and landed on the shores of Cape Cod, discover the unlikely events that led the Pilgrims to establish self-government at Plymouth Colony—and changed the course of human history.

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