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William Bradford Statue

Governor Bradford statue

Located just a short distance from the famous Plymouth Rock, sits this statue of William Bradford. William Bradford, one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, became leader of the Plymouth Colony when the original leader, John Carver, died during the first winter in Plymouth.

William Bradford was an English Puritan, originally from the West Riding of Yorkshire, who later moved to Leiden in Holland, and then in 1620 migrated to the Plymouth Colony on the Mayflower. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact and went on to serve as Governor of the Plymouth Colony intermittently for about thirty years between 1621 and 1657. His journal Of Plimoth Plantation covered the years from 1620 to 1657 in Plymouth.


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