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Today's Thanksgiving Links: George Bush's turkey, 1621 feast, 108 million menus

THANKSGIVING EVE 2006: President Bush and "Flyer" the turkey, The original 1621 Thanksgiving menu, 3 million tons of sweet corn...“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.

THANKSGIVING EVE 2006: President Bush and "Flyer" the turkey, The original 1621 Thanksgiving menu, 3 million tons of sweet corn...

“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.

President Bush and the White House "turkey," Whitehouse.gov

President George W. Bush is joined by Lynn Nutt of Springfield, Mo., as he poses with “Flyer” the turkey during a ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 in the White House Rose Garden, following the President’s pardoning of the turkey before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Seventeenth Century Thanksgiving Table Manners, History.com

In 1621 the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is now known as the first Thanksgiving. While cooking methods and table etiquette have changed as the holiday has evolved, the meal is still consumed today with the same spirit of celebration and overindulgence.

What foods topped the table at the first harvest feast? Historians aren't completely certain about the full bounty, but it's safe to say the pilgrims weren't gobbling up pumpkin pie or playing with their mashed potatoes...

Thanksgiving Trivia, Census.gov

265 million U.S. turkeys
664 million pounds of U.S. cranberries
3 million tons of sweet corn...

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