Visual Timeline: Merrymount Colony
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1626 CE: Thomas Morton drives Captain Wollaston from the colony of Mount Wollaston; founds new colony of Merrymount.
1626 CE - 1628 CE: Merrymount Colony, under Thomas Morton, becomes the most lucrative and fastest-growing settlement in New England.
1626 CE - 1630 CE: Merrymount Colony thrives as a trade center. .
1627 CE: Thomas Morton has an 80-foot Maypole erected at Merrymount; conflict with Plymouth Colony increases. .
1630 CE: Merrymount is burned by the puritans; Thomas Morton is arrested and deported. .