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FEMINIST FRIDAY

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This was first published last year but I think you will enjoy reading about the Women of Plymouth again. ย One of the things I will be giving thanks for are the many wonderful readers of this feature and the plethora of inspiring women to write about.

Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, and we all have been taught about the brave men who came over on the Mayflower to establish the first colony and celebrate the first Thanksgiving, I decided to try to give the women who no doubt cooked the first dinner some equal billing.

THE WOMEN OF PLYMOUTH
On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew members boarded the Mayflower. Some were in search of religious freedom; others, new opportunities in a new land. Eighteen adult women were on board.
Only four of those adult women would survive the following year and be present at what has comeโ€ฆ

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