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Plymouth Rock, a 10-ton granite rock originally on the shoreline of Plymouth Bay, is the traditional landing spot for the Pilgrims in 1620. There is no contemporary historical evidence that the disembarking Pilgrims stepped onto Plymouth Rock, an incident that appeared in print for the first time more than 100 years after the alleged event.
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