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first thanksgiving

How many people were at the first Thanksgiving?

In the autumn of 1621 in a struggling colony on the remote shores of Massachusetts Bay, the surviving colonists who had stepped off the Mayflower paused to ...
pilgrims plymouth colony

Did the Pilgrims intend to land at Plymouth?

After more than two months at sea, the Pilgrims aboard the storm-tossed Mayflower finally spied the New England coastline as dawn broke on November 9, ...
football

Why do Americans watch football on Thanksgiving?

Watching football on Thanksgiving might seem like a modern tradition, but Americans have been taking to the gridiron on Turkey Day since the 19th century. ...