Updated: Jun 19
Since, Thursday is thanksgiving I decided to do a newspaper search using the keywords “Thanksgiving dinner” with the only other search criteria being Iowa newspapers. Each newspaper quoted was chosen at random. If you want to learn a little about what your family may have done at Thanksgiving try the search and include a name of a family member. You may find a married daughter’s name or just who attended the meal and what they ate. Either way you have learned a little bit about your family outside the dates. Or if you are like me you used your own name and found a lost memory of family holiday.
If this is any of your family names and they lived near Havelock or in Pocahontas county. You may have several generations listed here.
Note: Thanksgiving is on the last Tuesday in November 1845 when Territory of Iowa.
Interesting facts found while reading Thanksgiving stories.
The statement “burned to a crisp” caught my eye. Spotted in the Havelock paper not the Centerville paper in different parts of Iowa. Perfect reason why you search broad and narrow search. If you had only searched in Centerville this story would have missed.