washingtonpost.com – (Torie Partridge/Cherry Blossom Creative) Ask the people around the table on Thursday about the history of Thanksgiving, and most will say something about the Pilgrims. If any Floridians or Southwesterners are present, you might find yourself in a debate about whether the first feast was held at Plymouth, St. Augustine or El Paso. Only a few might mention the Civil War. This has been a big year for 150th anniversaries in the United States.

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