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My Hometown: Plymouth, Massachusetts

For Susan Wentworth and Ron Reilly's blended family, Plymouth is more than part of our country's history. It's the site of countless lacrosse games and Thanksgiving traditions.

By Caren Oppenheim

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Brewster Gardens
Margaret Lampert
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A fascinating aspect of our town is its mix of historic locations and modern amenities. It's not unusual to see a chain restaurant down the street from a famous place like the Jenney Grist Mill, a re-creation of the country's first mill from 1636. This fully working site, which is powered by water from a brook in Brewster Gardens, has educational storytelling, people dressed in period costumes, and corn-grinding.

Tours tracing the Pilgrims' footsteps include the mill, the place where Plymouth's first church once stood, burial grounds, and more. I love hearing stories about the past and seeing where so many historical moments occurred.

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