Giving Thanks

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


It is that day of the year.  It is that day we call Thanksgiving.  It is a day where we gave thanks.  It began with a ship of men who arrived at a place on the James River east of Richmond, Virginia.  Then came the Pilgrims who arrived on a beach in Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts where the more famous story of this day originated.  From a simple prayer in Virginia to a big feast in Massachusetts, Thanksgiving is one of the more important holidays celebrated in the United States of America.  In both places they took the time to thank God for safe passage to the New World.  There journey to the New World were on ships sailing from Europe across rough and choppy seas.  It was a journey that very few would survive.

From the year 1828 at a little spot in the city of Baltimore, Maryland…

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