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ALUMNUS BLOG: Sharing the Inaugural Experience from D.C.

January 20, 2009

Category: Alumni, History & Politics


Alex WillSharing the Inaugural Experience from D.C.
by Alex Will '08

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Have you ever been to the Plymouth Rock? Growing up in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I had more field trips there than I care to remember. But one thing I will never forget is that no matter what time of the year it was, one could stand next to the Plymouth Rock and hear multiple languages being spoken. People came from all over the world to see the place where the roots of these United States had been planted.

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I just didn't get it.

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I never understood why people came halfway around the world to see a dirty rock sitting in an even dirtier hole. Throw in a bromidic wax museum and nauseating period garb and you have a bona fide tourist trap. At least that was how I looked at it. The truth of the matter was that I was wrong.  Read more...


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