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The First Thanksgiving in Retrospect

November 10th, 2008

We have all heard of and studied the celebration of the first Thanksgiving and the events that led up to this festival of thanksgiving to God by the Pilgrims.  They left England on September 6, 1620 and after two months of storm-tossed seas, they landed at Plymouth Rock in present day Massachusetts.  After reaching Plymouth Rock they had a prayer service and then began to construct crude shelters.  Ill prepared for the harsh winter, nearly half of the party died before spring. Read more…

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