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In and Around Park Forest for the Week of November 19, 2017

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF) — On Thursday, we’ll be celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. For many of us, the meaning of Thanksgiving usually includes feasting, four-day weekends, football games, floats, family reunions, or a forerunner to Christmas festivities. But did you know that the first Thanksgiving was neither a feast nor a holiday, but a simple gathering. Historians tell us that following the Mayflower’s arrival at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620, the Pilgrims suffered the loss of 46 of their original 102 colonists. With the help of 91 Indians, the remaining Pilgrims survived the bitter winter and yielded . . .

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