Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy PFF: Plymouth Rock

We are all linking in at Beth's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

An older postcard (around 1900?) showing people viewing Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA, under its ornate temple, as befits an American icon. This is the old structure. A newer, bigger one was built in 1920 (according to Wikipedia).

I have visited here myself - it is fenced off so you can't climb all over it, or chip off a piece (as they used to do!). It is still a major tourist attraction, and I am sure there are modern postcards of the rock.

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10 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

I've visited there twice myself. In history books Plymouth Rock is pictured as this big rock--in reality it isn't much bigger than a love seat. I was totally surprised. (grin)

Yes, I will be permanently hosting PFF. Marie is losing her eyesight due to a condition she was born with. She asked me to take over for her permanetly. I am so privileged and honored that she would have asked me.

She's learning braile--what a brave wonderful woman she is! I intend to keep in touch with her. she is just lovely.

Christine H. said...

I have never been to visit Plymouth Rock, but I always imagined it to be quite large, not the size of a love seat.

Postcardy said...

I have a jumbo size postcard I got of the rock when I was a child. It just shows the rock up close.

Sheila said...

I had heard of Plymouth Rock but imagined something quite different, more a rocky outcrop in the sea. How wrong can you be!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

popping over from PFF :o) About 42 years ago (yikes!!!) I went to see Plymouth Rock with my dad, mom, and grandparents. I was itty bitty, but for some reason, I can remember looking down at the rock through the rails.

Blessings & Aloha!

Irene said...

I visited Plymouth Rock too and what a surprise, Great card. Happy PFF

Mary said...

Fun card, and interesting to hear everybody's experience with and/or perceptions of Plymouth rock.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

what a beautiful temple! They just don't build things like they used to.

God Bless,
julie

Lyneen said...

I was a visitor to the rock also and was amazed such a small rock became so famous... Happy PFF

Debs said...

i always thought plymouth rock was a kind of candy! it's a british thing i guess ;-)

i have given you a "Sunshine Award" and linked to your blog in my latest post at the Vintage Postcard Gallery!!

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