Thanksgiving – a history and time to reflect by Kaye Spencer #westernfictioneers #thanksgiving

The Legends of America website and the article “The American Tradition of Thanksgiving”, compiled and edited by Dave Alexander, 2017, offers a nice explanation of where the American Thanksgiving ‘idea’ began and how it evolved into the celebration as we know it today. I have condensed and summarized the information and put it into bulleted format. (

Events worth noting…

  • Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado held a Thanksgiving celebration in Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle in May of 1541…

To read the entire article, click <HERE>.

Until next time,

Kaye Spencer
writing through history one romance upon a time


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