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Category: Public Events & Celebrations, Holidays, Thanksgiving

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Item 35187

Thanksgiving in Turner, 1923

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Turner Media: Photographic print

Item 36312

Elias Thomas family, Portland, ca. 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103789

Richard Halpin with finger in turkey, Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1936-11-25 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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Giving Thanks

Cultures from the ancient Greeks and Chinese to contemporary societies have set aside time to give thanks, especially for the harvest. In 1941, the United States set a permanent date for the observance.