A Little Time and a Keyboard: 5 Facts for Thanksgiving {Happy Turkey Day!}

5 Facts for Thanksgiving {Happy Turkey Day!}

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I hope that this post finds you either already celebrating Thanksgiving with your family or on your way to a lovely gathering! I love the lead up to any holiday because there will inevitably be a plethora of articles with interesting tidbits. Here are five facts that I enjoyed learning about Thanksgiving:
  • Native Americans used cranberries in a poultice to treat tumors and wounds. (Huffington Post)
  • Eel was probably served at the Thanksgiving in 1621. Mussels, clams and lobster may have also been on the menu.(Smithsonian)
  • Some of the Pilgrims had been to America on either fishing or exploring ventures before sailing on the Mayflower. (History Channel)
  • The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade began in 1924. The parade included quite a collection of live animals including lions, elephants, bears, tigers, goats, donkeys, camels and more. Helium balloons took the place of the animals in 1927. (History Channel)
  • There are 32 places, counties and townships in the U.S. named Plymouth. There are 2 places named Pilgrim. (US Census Bureau)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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