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A day to count our blessings

November 22, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The story of the first Thanksgiving Day is one every child in elementary school knows. In the mid-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 aboard the Mayflower. The journey took 65 grueling days before the group landed late in 1620 at Plymouth Rock in what is now Massachusetts.



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