Thanksgiving ideas and facts

"Historians believe that the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving feast did not include ham, corn on the cob, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, or pie but may have included eel, swan, venison, and seal, in addition to other wildfowl." – Gourmet

"Early American settlers preferred pies to bread because they required less flour. Apple pie–which was served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner–was a favorite, because the plentiful apple could be dried and stored in barrels during the winter." – Martha Stewart Living

"The first Official thanksgiving was held in the Virginia Colony on December 4, 1619 near the current site of Berkeley Plantation, where celebrations are held each year in November. The Pilgrims set apart a day to celebrate at Plymouth immediately after their first harvest, in 1621. At the time, this was not regarded as a Thanksgiving observance; harvest festivals were existing parts of English and Wampanoag tradition alike. Since 1863, Thanksgiving has been observed annually in the United States." – Wikipedia