Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

The First Thanksgiving


November 18, 2021

Photos courtesy of Univ. of Wyoming and Burpee Nursery. Cornucopia of a modern Thanksgiving meal.

It was cold, bitterly cold, on December 18, 1620 when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts to form their first colony in the New World. Since they had no shelter on land, they had to live on the ship for the next few months and ferried back and forth to the shore as they worked hard to build homes for their new colony. In March they began to move ashore permanently as shelter became available. But, the months aboard ship were devasting. One hundred settlers started the journey, but nearly half died before they were able to move ashore. Shortly after they moved into their ne...

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