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PILGRIMS’ PROGRESS In 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, after their historic sailing from England. The town's famous 'rock' is seen as a symbolic tribute to freedom. Plymouth is planning a calender of events in 2020 to celebrate 400 years since the Pilgrims arrived. FIRST COLONY The Virginia Company settlers landed on Jamestown Island in 1607 and established England’s first permanent colony in North America. The past is still being unearthed at Historic Jamestowne, part of Virginia’s Colonial National Historical Park. Nearby Jamestown Settlement is a living history attraction with a fort, Powhatan village and replica ships. STAR-SPANGLED The British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired American lawyer Francis Scott Key to pen a poem called Defence of Fort M’Henry. It was renamed The StarSpangled Banner, set to music and, in 1931, declared the U.S. national anthem. Today, Fort McHenry is a National Monument. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE The Battle of the Alamo in 1836, during the Texas war for independence from Mexico, saw 250 defenders, including Davy Crockett, killed in San Antonio as Mexican troops overran the fort, a former Spanish mission. Texas won its independence and in 1845 became the 28th state in the Union. INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK in downtown Philadelphia, preserves sites key to America’s birth. Independence Hall was where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both signed. America's most famous bell can be viewed at The Liberty Bell Centre. After an 18-month journey west from Missouri, ordered by President Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the Pacific in November 1805. THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY, as it was also known, established Fort Clatsop, now part of Oregon’s Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Phoenix Flagstaf f Grand Canyon National Park Los Angeles ARIZONA Denver Dallas Grand Canyon Coconi San Fra Sunset Wupatk Walnut Oak Cre 80 miles 80 MILES