The First Thanksgiving

November 22, 2006 at 2:16 pm (Virginia)

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On December 4, 1619, English settlers stepped ashore at Berkeley Hundred along the James River of the Virginia colony and, in accordance with the proprietor’s instruction, celebrated the first official Thanksgiving Day. They vowed “the day of our ship’s arrival … shall be yearly and perpetually kept as a day of thanksgiving”.

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The image, People of Jamestown, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr.

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