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By JAMES WENTZ
For the Herald 

Thanksgiving–Facts and Frustration

 

November 18, 2021



The Thanksgiving holiday is once again with us. No one truly knows when the first Thanksgiving took place. Some academics say it was in 1621, when the Pilgrims celebrated their harvest with a three day turkey feast in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. Others say the first Thanksgiving took place in Virginia in 1619.

Whatever, President George Washington called for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789, but it fell to Abraham Lincoln in 1863 to mandate that the holiday would take place at the end of November.

Here, thanks to Google, are some things we do know about the holiday’s dining.

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