Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Thanksgiving Story...

"Of Plymouth Plantation" by William Bradford, 1630-1647.

I don't know why I never knew about this book or rather journal before today. As a grade schooler, we were told the tale of the first Thanksgiving and the Banquet with the local Native Americans. My education in the matter never went any further, until I heard it discussed on the radio.
I quickly did a google search and... wala! (The internet can be such an amazing tool..)

This is very interesting stuff. To think we actually have the handwritten journal from an actual attendee of the 1st Thanksgiving!

This journal also has the history surrounding the historical date; of the struggle these brave souls underwent to start a new life in the new world. Of the 102 Mayflower Pilgrims, the first winter claimed over half their number.

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