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Posted at 3:30 PM ET, 11/24/2010

The first Thanksgiving proclamation, by George Washington

By Valerie Strauss

The following speaks for itself: A copy of a 1789 newspaper that published President George Washington's proclamation of the first official Thanksgiving holiday in the United States:

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By Valerie Strauss  | November 24, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  History  | Tags:  first thanksgiving, george washington, history of thanksgiving, thanksgiving, thanksgiving holiday, washington's proclamation  
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