Happy Thanksgiving from Ohio Memory!

Photograph titled "Turkey scene," taken in Dennison, Ohio, as part of the Ohio Guide Collection on Ohio Memory.
Photograph titled “Turkey scene,” taken in Dennison, Ohio, as part of the Ohio Guide Collection on Ohio Memory.

A happy Thanksgiving to our readers!

We hope you’ll take some time over your holiday weekend to explore Ohio Memory, and revisit posts from years past. You can learn about Thanksgiving traditions from historic newspapers, search unique recipes from the 1840s, read about notable Proclamations of Thanksgiving, and reminisce about the history of Thanksgiving in Ohio.

Looking for more to read after yesterday’s big meal? Check out the items below!

In this cartoon from the Canton Sun, Thanksgiving 1931, a young boy has a dream -- or nightmare! -- about the Thanksgiving turkey. Courtesy of the North Canton Public Library via Ohio Memory.
In this cartoon from the North Canton Sun, Thanksgiving 1931, a young boy has a dream — or nightmare! — about the Thanksgiving turkey. Courtesy of the North Canton Public Library via Ohio Memory.
"Four Year's Relics," an account of the Civil War by Henry Otis Dwight, includes the celebration of a Thanksgiving meal in the midst of the war.
“Four Year’s Relics,” an account of the Civil War by Henry Otis Dwight, includes the celebration of a Thanksgiving meal in the midst of the war.
From the Follett House Museum, this letter from Mrs. Oran Follett solicits donations for a Thanksgiving for soldiers' families. Suggestions include, "Beans and saltpork to cook with them... Sorghum syrup for the children to eat on their bread... apple butter, meat, vegetables apples &c &c."
From the Follett House Museum, this letter from Mrs. Oran Follett solicits donations for a Thanksgiving meal for soldiers’ families. Suggestions include, “Beans and saltpork to cook with them… Sorghum syrup for the children to eat on their bread… apple butter, meat, vegetables apples &c &c.”
During a later wartime celebration, the 94th Aero Squadron dined on a French-inspired Thanksgiving dinner menu, 1918. Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, via Ohio Memory.
During a later wartime celebration, the 94th Aero Squadron dined on a French-inspired Thanksgiving dinner menu, 1918. Courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, via Ohio Memory.

 


Thanks to Lily Birkhimer, Digital Projects Coordinator at the Ohio History Connection, for this week’s post!

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