How many Pilgrims survived the first winter from 1620 to 1621?


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Fifty-seven of the 102 immigrants aboard the Mayflower survived the first winter of 1620-1621. Those who perished were buried at Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their graves at the Cole Hill burial ground were unmarked.

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Initially, the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower thanked god for delivering them from misery and suffering. However, in the first winter in the New World in 1620-1621, the Mayflower colonists faced hostile conditions, which resulted in the death of a substantial number of Pilgrims. The winter weather reasons for their death included diseases like pnemounia, lack of shelter from snowstorms, and lousy conditions in general. Forty-five Pilgrims perished that winter.

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