Signs, Symbols and Stones: Uncovering the Mysteries of an Urban Ethnic Landscape #6

by Jim Fonseca

Tiled image of Dighton Rock at the Museu da Marinha in Lisbon. Photo from the museum at

We’re continuing our expedition to learn about a different culture, that of Portuguese Americans, and how aspects of that culture are visible in the landscape of southeastern New England.

I could jokingly call this post the “Pilgrims vs. Portuguese.” We’ll focus on three monuments in…