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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankful for these links

The following sites were visited in the horrible construction of "Be thankful Thanksgiving is just one day":

* The History Channel, which airs "Modern Marvels: The Turkey" (?) today, has a pretty cool Thanksgiving site, with stories of such historical significance like "The History of Turducken." At least it's a break from the channel's never-ending features on Hitler.
Other shows today include "Home for the Holidays: The History of Thankgsiving" and "Desperate Crossings: The Untold Story of the Mayflower," because nobody's ever heard of the Mayflower.

* A must-visit for anybody interested in real Thanksgiving history is the Plimoth Plantation, home of the Wampanoag's Homesite, ahem, site. There is interesting information about the Pilgrims, too, like this gem written by by Carolyn Freeman Travers, Research Manager at Plimoth:

"The Separatists who founded Plymouth Colony observed three holy days; the weekly Sabbath, the Day of Humiliation and Fasting, and the Day of Thanksgiving and Praise."

Humiliation. Now that's a holiday!

The site also has a timeline of the Plymouth Colony and stuff about Thanksgiving with no stuffing. But foodies can get their fix with original 17th Century recipes.


*Learning more than history at Plimoth - The Boston Globe
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