Did You Know This!
On Thanksgiving Day, we celebrate the gathering of Pilgrims - early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts - and American Indians in the bountiful harvest of seasonal food. Approximately 90 Wampanoag American Indians partook, including their chief, Massasoit.
Thanksgiving Day is sometimes casually referred to as "turkey day." It is expected that 242 million turkeys will be raised in the U.S. in 2010. That's down 2% from the number raised during 2009.
The turkeys produced in 2009 together weighed 7.1 billion pounds and were valued at $3.6 billion dollars, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service!
Wishing you all, Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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