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Pilgrim Memorials Around the World

Alki Point Memorial Obelisk, Seattle, WA1926 — Alki Point Memorial Obelisk, Seattle, WA
Obelisk and tablet, containing piece of Plymouth Rock, commemorating the landing site of the those who founded the colony which became Seattle. The inscription reads: AT THIS PLACE ON 18 / NOVEMBER 1851 / THERE LANDED FROM THE SCHOONER EXACT / CAPTAIN FOLGER THE / LITTLE COLONY WHICH / DEVELOPED INTO THE / CITY OF SEATTLE / BIRTHPLACE / OF SEATTLE / (PIECE OF PLYMOUTH ROCK) / FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO ALKI POINT / HONORING PIONEERS ON THE AMERICAN SHORES / OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANS, THE ABOVE / STONE WAS BROUGHT FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK BY THE / FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL MOTORIZED CARAVAN, MANAGED / BY JAMES H BROWN, AND ENDORSED BY THE AMERICAN / AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION. THIS TABLET WAS FURNISHED / BY THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF WASHINGTON / THE: UNVEILING CEREMONIES ON SEPT 4, 1926 / WERE PARTICIPATED IN BY OFFICERS AND CITIZENS / OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, THE COUNTY OF KING / AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON.