Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Fun Facts about the First 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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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Great detailed high-relief picture style buttons with image of Lady Liberty head busting through face
The design closely resembles the push-through Liberty Head quarters
These are both large buttons 1st is a celluloid 2nd is some other type of plastic
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