Fun Fact November 24, 2021.

Turkey day is tomorrow.  Most all of us will be sitting down enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  But what about the first Thanksgiving?  According to History dot com, The best account we have is from a letter from Edward Winslow who was an English settler.  The letter never mentions the word “Thanksgiving,” but tells of a weeklong harvest celebration that included a three-day celebration with King Massasoit and 90 Wampanoag men. This happened in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1671.  But was that, in fact, the first “Thanksgiving?”  Some historians argue that the first one was 65 years earlier and some 1,100 miles to the south, in Florida.  In 1565  a Spanish fleet came ashore and planted a cross in the sandy beach to christen the new settlement of St. Augustine. To celebrate the arrival and give thanks for God’s providence, the 800 Spanish settlers shared a festive meal with the native Timucuan people.  Thanks to everyone who donated to the 13th annual Camping For Hunger last week.  Because of your generosity more of our neighbors will be enjoying Thanksgiving.  You can always  make an online donation at our ccap dot org.  Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact November 24, 2021.
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