Monday, November 26, 2007

1st Thanksgiving actually in Virginia, not Massachusetts?

It's true - the first Thanksgiving occurred at the Berkeley Plantation (VA) in 1619. I guess the Pilgrims just had a better PR person. (Oh, and it's a nicer story - no one was subsequently killed by Indians.)

Still, who knew that the first Thanksgiving in America predates the Pilgrims' arrival by two years?

1 comment:

Kevlar said...

Welcome back!

BTW, the Betsy Ross and Liberty Bell stories aren't true either.

Truth in advertising doesn't extend to rewriting history!

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