Happy Thanksgiving from Fred & Ginger

  •  Thanksgiving petsThanksgiving is less than 24 hours away, and what better way to celebrate–well other than with turkey, cranberries and stuffing–than to brush up on your Thanksgiving trivia:
  • It is thought that the Native American Indians outnumbered the Plymouth colonists nearly two to one on the first Thanksgiving which lasted for three days.
  • The Wampanoag Native American Indians shared an autumn harvest feasts with the Plymouth colonists in 1621 that is known today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations.
  • In the middle of the Civil War, 16th President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day to be a national holiday.
  • Contrary to popular belief, even though wild turkeys were around during the first Thanksgiving feast, they were not served.
  • Instead, the Native American Indians and Plymouth colonists feasted on various seafood, deer, corn, eggs, squash, spices, popcorn and squashed cranberries.

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