Local History Lesson – Someone Vandalized Plymouth Rock With The Truth

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Boston.com – Someone defaced historic Plymouth Rock late Monday night, spray painting “LIES” on to the monument symbolic of the Pilgrims’ arrival in America, according to state park officials.

A state park supervisor washed the paint off this morning, said Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesman Bill Hickey. He said such vandalism is a routine occurrence.

“This kind of thing happens two to five times a year,” he said. “It’s just the nature of where it is.”

Look I can’t condone vandalism, but when you’re right, you’re right, and whoever painted “lies” on Plymouth Rock is right. First off the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown. This is well documented in this blog about how we took the Pilgrims V card. Second of all anyone who has ever been on a boat of any kind and has a brain will tell you that rocks are something to avoid. They are not something the Captain of a wooden sailing vessel would think to bring his ship alongside of (the claim is that the current rock is a piece of a larger rock they tied up to like a pier). Oh yeah, then there is the fact that not one actual Pilgrim ever mentioned the rock. It was not ever spoken of until 120 years later.

So remember everyone, the Pilgrims landed in Provincetown NOT Plymouth and certainly not on a rock. Basically any adult who still thinks the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock probably thinks Christopher Columbus brought pizza for the Native Americans and still believes Edison invented the light bulb. It’s a cute historical story but it’s just that, a story. Even Ranger Hickey knows it, dude was just like “Yeah happens all the time, NBD it’s just a rock.”

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