Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Many have Walked Here



This cairn was installed on the Squaw Rock peninsula in 1895 to commemorate the landing of Captain Myles Standish and his men in 1621. They were guided by native, Squanto, for whom Squantum got it's name. Squanto is said to have saved the Pilgrims from starvation during their 2nd winter in Plymouth. The cairn is made from local beach rocks and Quincy granite.

1 comment:

brattcat said...

Gorgeous shot with a generous teaspoon of history. Looks like it was a crystal blue day.