For 65 years, two cannon stood guard on Burial Hill, ceremoniously protecting the site of the first fort of the Plymouth Colony. Next spring, if all goes as planned, a replica of one of them will be returned to its watch position above Town Square.
The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts delivered the newly forged cannon to Plymouth on Thursday. Town officials and state legislators were on hand to take possession of the 1,500-pound bronze ordinance, which will be stored at Pilgrim Hall Museum until the dedication ceremony next year.
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