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The VIC Pictorial: Happy Thanksgiving Turkey!
November 23, 2011

Issue #85

Happy Thanksgiving!

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from Thanksgiving, 1908.

Free Thanksgiving vintage image from Vintage Image Craft


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We don't know much about the first Thanksgiving feast, which history places in the autumn of 1621. That year, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians shared a celebration of the colony's first successful harvest. We searched several period accounts of the menu and discovered references to five deer, unspecified fowl, dried meat, eel, lobster, squash, fruit and corn mush for 143 guests. No mention of turkey. But there were no mentions of forks, either.

So how did turkey become the main event? It is a mystery. All we found was Alexander Hamilton's famous 1790 proclamation that "No Citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day." Amen.

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We wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Scott & Martin

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