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Thanksgiving Day at Casco Street School, Portland, 1922

Thanksgiving Day at Casco Street School, Portland, 1922

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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Three "Pilgrims," children at Casco Street School in Portland, stand with cornucopias of food in what may have been a Thanksgiving food drive at the school in 1922.

The tradition of gathering and sharing food with the needy goes back to the mythic "first" thanksgiving and also was an important element of Sarah Josepha Hale's campaign for a national Thanksgiving holiday.


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