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The Trip to Mary Dyer’s Stomping Grounds

DSC_0806 The Anne Hutchinson/Mary Dyer Memorial Herb Garden at Founders’ Brook Park in Portsmouth, R. I. It’s a small, quiet park, befitting Mary Dyer’s humble nature. It was a happy accident to discover that the portrait of Mary Dyer on the sign is the same as the one on the cover of my book. That’s her on the right. (Of course, it isn’t actually Mary, but it’s a great painting of A Fair Puritan nonetheless!)

WP_20140628_11_31_18_Pro A plaque honoring the Portsmouth Compact, one of the most important documents in early colonial history. Founders’ Brook Park

DSC_0827 The coast off Newport, R.I., one of the two towns co-founded by William Dyer. Dyer Island is northwest of here.

Had a great time visiting Portsmouth and Newport and can’t wait to go back this fall!



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