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Pilgrim Town of Duxbury Book

Cover of Book, The Pilgrim Town of Duxbury IllustratedPilgrim Town of Duxbury, 1900
A.S. Burbank
Dorothy Wentworth Collection, DAL.MSS.108

This souvenir booklet was published to be sold in Plymouth, features several famous sites and scenes relating to Pilgrim history, including Duxbury’s Myles Standish Monument, and the Myles Standish Hotel.

Alfred Stevens (“A. S.”) Burbank owned the Pilgrim Bookstore in Plymouth from 1872-1932 where he sold souvenir items.

Explore the publication, Pilgrim Town of Duxbury (ca. 1900), now available in flip book:

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Paper cover booklet with waterfront, sailing boats and monument on hill.Related Object: The Pilgrim Town of Duxbury booklet, 1896
Ink on paper
DRHS Collection

This small booklet was published in 1896 by Frederick B. Knapp, the headmaster of the Powder Point School for Boys, as a marketing tool. Powder Point Hall, the dormitories of the school, became a resort during the summer and boarders would use the amenities otherwise used by the students throughout the summer. Knapp enticed guests to his property by highlighting the historic elements of Duxbury. The booklet also features several local advertisements.


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Digging Duxbury

The quest for archaeological evidence of the Pilgrim past began with an 1833 dig, one of the earliest in U.S. history.

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Duxbury’s Pilgrim history, combined with the town’s natural beauty, initiated a tourist boom.

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

The tourism boom brought another enterprise, the creation and sale of Pilgrim-themed souvenirs.

Lasting Legacy

Duxbury's Lasting Legacy

Duxbury never forgot its Pilgrim origins. How could it? The names continue to generate interest today.
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