Did you know? The Thanksgiving Version...

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Here we go with a short series on things you may not have known about the American holiday of Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving from the Panama City Realty Group

Did you know...

  • Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621.
  • More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving.
  • Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale petitioned for a national Thanksgiving holiday for close to 40 years, believing that "Thanksgiving, like the Fourth of July, should be considered a national festival and observed by all our people."
    • Sarah Josepha Hale, was an enormously influential magazine editor and author who was also the author of the classic nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
  • In 2001, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative Thanksgiving stamp. Designed by the artist Margaret Cusack in a style resembling traditional folk-art needlework, it depicted a cornucopia overflowing with fruits and vegetables, under the phrase “We Give Thanks.”

Interesting stuff huh?

Remember, keep stopping by for more interesting, fun Thanksgiving facts!

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Jennifer. Some interesting tidbits about the Turkey Day! Enjoy your day!

Nov 15, 2016 09:34 PM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Sarah was quite the dedicated Pilgrim in her pursuit of getting this recognition.

Nov 15, 2016 09:36 PM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Jennifer,

And a day the Pilgrims have thanks for being fed.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 15, 2016 10:06 PM #3
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

How could this list not include the overload of turkey followed by football?

Nov 15, 2016 10:40 PM #4
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jennifer Mackay, Sorry have not been by you for awhile.  Thanks for the great history lesson.

Nov 15, 2016 11:05 PM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very cool stuff, I did not know all of those things and I am glad I got to read about them!

Nov 15, 2016 11:55 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Jennifer.  Interesting facts, some of them I've heard before and some I haven't.  Just love learning here in the Rain

Nov 16, 2016 06:49 PM #7
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Wow, another great series from Jennifer Mackay - thanks!

Nov 17, 2016 09:51 PM #8
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