Highlighting Plymouth’s history ahead of Thanksgiving

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The town of Plymouth steps into the spotlight each Thanksgiving.  The concept of sitting down with family and friends to give thanks for life’s blessings started with the Pilgrims in Plymouth 400 years ago.

But it’s more than just Thanksgiving that’s carried on for four centuries. The colonists set up a lot of rules and guidelines for their society still in place today. Thankfully, the colonists had some detailed systems to keep track of land and other assets and put them on the record.

All this information is preserved at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, where actual documents from 400 years ago have been preserved and are well taken care of.  Flipping through them is like taking a trip back in time.  It might sound a tad dull, but it all depends on how you look at it.

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