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Revisiting 1621 on the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving

Revisiting 1621 on the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving

(Note: Years ago, I wrote a newspaper column about the very first Thanksgiving back in 1621 … the Thanksgiving, not the column. Few realized until then that my ancestors were very much involved in the event. Here is their story, reprinted.) As we prepare to welcome families into our home for a feast that will leave us thankful when they’re finally gone until at least Christmas, this is the perfect time to revisit the day that started it all — the first Thanksgiving. My ancestors came over on the Sunflower, which was a little party barge, complete with radio and […]