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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day Nou. 24, 2011 These days, most of us are able to enjoy Thanksgiving and its turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin pies without giving much thought to how and why the national holiday got its start. However, the story of Thanksgiving is an interesting one. The Beginning 102 The number of people brought forth on the Mayflower The length of the passage 66 days 2,000 6,000 The estimated Wampanoag population in 1621 The current estimated population (many of whose ancestry includes other tribes) 5. 3. The number of deer the Wampanoag brought to the first feast Jdays The length of the first feast II--- The number of pies and cakes served at the first feast It is not known if turkey was eaten at the first feast. It is believed that lobsters, seal, swans and mussels were all on the menu These Days 10 million turkeys 248. The number of turkeys million expected to be raised in the U.S. in 2011 2).. Increase since 2010 46.5 milion The number of turkeys Minnesota is expected to raise this year The nation's top turkey statel ---......... - 30 milion bilion a The number to be raised in ┬ĚNorth Carolina and Arkansas The nation's second top The weight in pounds of all the turkeys raised in 2010 in the U.S. 18. 17.5 Virginia 16. $4.37 bilion Missouri The value of those birds 2.3 Indiana of all U.S. turkeys will be raised in these six states 656, ,340 tons Pounds of pumpkins were produced in the major pumpkin-producing states in 2010 Of contracted snap (green) beans will be produced in major producing states in 2011. 2.4 aton 5.3 billion Ot is unknown how much of this ended up in green bean casserole) worth $IT/milion Pounds of sweet potatoes were produced in the US. last year. amount consumed by the average person that year 13.3 amiount of turkey the typical American ate in 2009 $1.38 retail cost per pound of a frozen whole turkey in December 2010 750 milion 1.5 2.01 billion bushels The total produced Us in 2011 pounds of cranberries will be produced in the U.S. in 2011. fwheat of all turkeys eaten in the US are eaten at Thanksgiving 33% 17.210m of this wheat is produced in pounds each will be produced by 88% MT ND KS WA OR of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation said they eat turkey on this holiday MA NJ 2,020pounds $120 Thanksgiving & Black Friday Shopping S100 The weight of the largest S2 SMTWTFS Baked October 8, 200s by the pumpkin pie ever. New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers in Ohio, and was made of 900 pounds of pumpkin, 62 ons of $80 S77 TWTE $59 MTWTS 1s pounds of salt, 250 pounds of crust and 9 pounds of spices 2010 Around the Country 1924 The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day 3 million now attend and more than 44 million watch it on television Parade took place in NYC Snoopy has been in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as a giant balloon . 1934 The first time the Detroit Lions played football on Thanksgiving Day more times than any other character 1956 The first year the game was on television Sources US. Census Bureau 42.2 million Americans traveled 50 miles or more from 0050 home over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2010 11.4% increase in Thanksgiving travel in 2010 from 2009 story.com Epicurious -AAA CreditDonkey

Thanksgiving Day

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As Americans enjoy Thanksgiving and its turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes and pumpkin pies, we've compiled the facts and figures about our national holiday, just in time for the beginning of the...

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