Did you know that the Pilgrims’ intended destination was not Massachusetts but the mouth of the Hudson River? Just imagine how American history might have differed if the pious Pilgrims had been the first Europeans to colonize Manhattan instead of the Dutch merchants who arrived in 1624. Would New York City have ever become the world’s commercial capital?

Learn more about this and other stories connected to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in this month’s Throwback #history newsletter: bit.ly/2IlmfAc

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