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Miles Standish

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Myles Standish Monument

 

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Michael Jibson: Playing Myles Standish | Saints & Strangers

 

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Monumental History at the Myles Standish Monument

 

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The 400-year-old Myles Standish razor

 

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Myles Standish

Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He accompanied them on the Mayflower journey and played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception. On February 17, 1621, the Plymouth Colony militia elected him as its first commander and continued to re-elect him to that position for the remainder of his life. He served as an agent of Plymouth Colony in England, as assistant governor, and as treasurer of the Colony. He was also one of the first settlers and founders of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
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