Happy Thanksgiving! Dianne and Jennie explore Old Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This is Plymouth's second oldest burial ground and the possible final resting place to some of the Mayflower passengers as well as many of their descendants. They delve into the true story of the relationship between the Wampanoag tribes and the settlers who came from Europe who in time became known as the Pilgrims. They also share the Ordinary Extraordinary stories of those who rest in the cemetery; stories of lost love, a cursed man who acted out of selfishness and even America's first school teacher.
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Resources used to research this episode include:
Melville, Greg. Over My Dead Body Unearthing the Hidden History of America's Cemeteries. 1st ed., 2022. New York , Abrams Press, 2022, pp. 23-35.
Burbank, Theodore P. A Guide to Plymouth's Old Burial Hill . Mills, Salty Pilgrim Press, 2006.
Brooks, Rebecca Beatrice . "Burial Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, Mass ." https://historyofmassachusetts.org. 12 Feb. 2021. historyofmassachusetts.org/burial-hill-plymouth/. Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.
Plymouth , Town Of. "Burial Hill Cemetery." https://www.plymouth-ma.gov. www.plymouth-ma.gov/cemetery-and-crematory-management/pages/burial-hill-cemetery. Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.
"Cole's Hill." https://en.m.wikipedia.org. 21 Aug. 2022. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cole%27s_Hill. Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.
Legacy , Plymouth 400. "“OUR”STORY: 400 YEARS OF WAMPANOAG HISTORY ." https://www.plymouth400inc.org. www.plymouth400inc.org/our-story-exhibit-wampanoag-history/#:~:text=The%20Wampanoag%20have%20lived%20in,Plymouth. Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.
Harrison, Michael R. "Biographical Sketch of Joseph W. Plasket ." https://nha.org. nha.org/research/nantucket-history/history-topics/biographical-sketch-of-joseph-w-plasket/. Accessed 20 Nov. 2022.