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Does the South have more ties to New England-focused Thanksgiving than realized?

November 26, 2013 by

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Plimoth (Plymouth)… or Jamestown… or Berkeley Hundred? A few years ago, I covered the complexities behind “who had the first Thanksgiving”, but there’s something else worth noting. Despite a mindset among some that seems to distance both the Massachusetts Bay colonists from the Virginia Colony colonists, the lines that seem to have only been blurred over time, […]

It’s Thanksgiving week… and where, really, was the first?

November 21, 2010 by

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As we begin to enter Thanksgiving week, I’m wondering… where, really, was the first “thanksgiving”? Well, technically, we have to narrow this down. Since the first thanksgiving in North America was… well, hold on a sec… …wasn’t the first thanksgiving in North America experienced in 1541 by Coronado’s party after crossing the Llano Estacado in […]

Pilgrims, Plymouth, Jamestown and a seemingly odd connection with the Civil War

November 25, 2008 by

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O.K., this may seem wayyyy off topic, but it really isn’t. In one of the comments made in response to yesterday’s post, I made a remark that was based on something I saw in 2006 as an official release (General Order #5, to be exact) from the (then) top official of the S.C.V. The remark referred (I’m paraphrasing, but […]