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Topics in Chronicling America - Thanksgiving

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/). Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.
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Important Dates:

  • October 3, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving a national holiday, to be celebrated the last Thursday of November.
  • Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving is celebrated.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, thanks, thankful, football, Thanksgiving proclamation
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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