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Thanksgiving

A day to count our blessings

November 28, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The story of the first Thanksgiving Day is one every elementary school-aged child knows. In the early 17th century, the Pilgrims, fleeing religious persecution in their native England, first settled in Holland before deciding to continue the journey across the Atlantic Ocean onboard the Mayflower. The journey took 65 grueling days before the group landed late in the year at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts.

 
 

 

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