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Cape Code, a heavily settled peninsula southeast of Boston, has an interesting history.
What is “a heavily settled peninsula southeast of Boston”?
The seventeenth-century Pilgrims were the first Europeans to arrive on Cape Cod.
What is “to arrive on Cape Cod”?
Leaving their native land to colonize America, they expected to land in the colony of Virginia.
What is “Leaving their native land to colonize America”?
Steering a northerly course, the captain sailed the ship to the rocky coast of New England instead.
What is “Steering a northerly course”?
Landing in New England caused much disappointment among the Pilgrims.
What is “Landing in New England”?
Today, homes on Cape Cod still display this famous "weathered" look.
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