Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving

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I posted this years ago, but thought it was worth resharing....Happy Thanksgiving every one.  I am headed to Sheboygan to visit with my family.

 

Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

 

 

  • The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first to celebrate the Thanksgiving.

 

 

  • The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North America.

 

 

  • They sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of 'Mayflower'.

 

 

  • They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

 

 

  • The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land.

 

 

  • The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring Wampanoag Indians to the feast.

 

 

  • The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted three days.

 

 

  • Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob, and cranberries were not foods present on the first Thanksgiving's feast table.

 

 

  • Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.

 

 

    • The pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.
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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
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Happy Thanksgiving my friend.  May you enjoy your feast with your hubby and family and remember this day.

Nov 24, 2016 07:26 AM #1
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Scott Godzyk
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3 days of Thanksgiving would be great, but not sure i could move. Happy Thanksgiving Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Nov 24, 2016 08:49 AM #2
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Love the facts on the first Thanksgiving. I hope this country never forgets to give thanks of living in this beautiful USA.

Nov 24, 2016 08:50 AM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing these fun facts. Happy thanksgiving 

Nov 24, 2016 08:54 AM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kristin,

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and I am sure you will have a wonderful time with your family and friends.  A

Nov 24, 2016 10:21 AM #5
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Roy Kelley
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We need to tell you about the real first Thanksgiving that was in Virginia.

Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Nov 24, 2016 05:11 PM #6
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Sybil Campbell
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Hi Kristin, According to my husband who has a Master's Degree in History and according to local Virginia histtory, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Virginia at the Berkeley plantation.  That is jusst west of Williamsburg.

Nov 24, 2016 07:06 PM #7
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Lou Ludwig
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Kristin

The question after all the year is? Did the pilgrims and Indians watch football?

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 24, 2016 07:22 PM #8
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Brian England
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I hope that you had a wondeful time with your family on Thanksgiving my friend!

Nov 25, 2016 05:13 AM #9
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Ed Silva
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Lobster would definitely have been on that table as it was very common and plentiful.  It was considered a poor persons meal back then

Nov 25, 2016 05:32 PM #10
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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A three day eating fest feast....some people still do at least two with all the leftovers !

Dec 03, 2016 04:23 AM #11
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Thanks every one!

Dec 03, 2016 07:42 AM #12
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