On September 16, 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from England... and ignited centuries of historical imagination.
Now a tourist haven, the small colony was once run by pirates, for pirates.
Continents continued to shift and war went on even as people around the world celebrated.
The National Park Service celebrates National Park Week.
Decaying buildings, sand-swept streets, and a sense of suspended time make these towns well worth a visit.
By Orrin Grey
These reads are transporting.