The newspaper article dates from 1613 and describes how Wampanoag runners visited villages throughout the territory to check on preparations for the big new year ceremonies. It goes on to tell how men collected saplings from cedar swamps that spring for new house frames.
Is this a very early edition of the Old Colony Memorial? No, it is the first story in “The Massachusetts Chronicles: The History of Massachusetts from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.” The book prepared by Plymouth 400 Inc. and its partners details life here with a series of articles written as if the events just happened.
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