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That now-famous Plymouth gathering didn't jump-start Thanksgiving

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

The story of Thanksgiving in America is, well, complicated.

There's what we know for sure (very little, to be honest), what we don't know (quite a bit) and what we think we know (some of it made up). Look at the four statements below. Are they fact, fiction or something in-between?

1. The first Thanksgiving in America was celebrated by the Pilgrims and Native Americans in 1621 in Plymouth, New England.

2. They were thankful for a good autumn harvest.

3. Along with turkey,...