A group of English Puritans, persecuted in their own country, who emigrated to America. The first group arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. They landed at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts, and established the Plymouth Colony, with the Mayflower Compact as their constitution. William Bradford and Miles Standish were noted leaders of the colony.
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We are pilgrims, our life is a long walk or journey from earth to heaven.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, Spanish conquistadors arrived in the early 1500s, well before the Jamestown settlers in 1607 or the Pilgrims in 1620.
In Mauritania, Chinguetti once flourished with scholars, pilgrims, and religious leaders.
Some are pilgrims from out of town, come to savor the best granola on the West Coast.
Last year, more than 20,000 pilgrims visited for the November anniversary.Did the Virgin Mary Warn Rwanda’s Holiest Town of the Genocide?|Nina Strochlic|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
It really ain't safe for such pilgrims t' be cavortin' over the prairies with all that boodle in their jeans.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
This was the first settling of North America, and thirteen years anterior to the landing of the Pilgrims.
An immense number of pilgrims come here every year to pay their adoration to this divine tooth.
A great multitude of pilgrims go there to obtain splinters of the true cross.