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THANKS FOR THE TURKEY?  Some Interesting Thanksgiving Facts from the Sarasota Post

THANKS FOR THE TURKEY?  Some Interesting Thanksgiving Facts from The Sarasota Post

The bird was not the symbol of ‘Thanks’ for the beginning of our Harvest Fall Festival Holliday.  This scrumptious bird was hunted for food by colonists in the early 1600s.  However, it only became the meal of choice after President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.  This was the same year of his famous Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery.  Now all the official White House turkey birds are pardoned from being the center piece of the day’s culinary celebrations.

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