Thanksgiving 1910


  Nov. 20, 1910, Thanksgiving  

Thanksgiving 1910: President Taft declares the annual holiday. “The records of population and harvests which are the index of progress show vigorous national growth and the health and prosperous well-being of our communities throughout this land and in our possessions beyond the seas.

“These blessings have not descended upon us in restricted measure but overflow and abound. They are the blessings and bounty of God."

The Times’ School for Housewives says: As Thanksgiving day is the family festival, we lay aside the latest fads and "wrinkles" that belong to present-day whims and have the good, old-fashioned dishes in which we rejoiced as children. We dispense with French entrees, elaborate salads and many courses. We feel that on this occasion "old things are best" and turn with delight from what is known as "fancy cooking" to the roast turkey and homemade pies.

On the menu: Cream of corn soup, oyster pie and Spanish rice. 

On the jump, a Bethany College football player is charged with murder after a West Virginia player dies of head injuries,  and a Thanksgiving editorial notes: “Standing beside the blackened walls of The Times, and under the sheltering wings of the brave old eagle that symbolizes its dauntless spirit, we breathe a prayer for the repose of our murdered dead.”

Also on the Daily Mirror:

Thanksgiving 1908

Women Postpone Thanksgiving Dinner to Meet Militant Feminist, 1909

Thanksgiving With a Microwave, 1975


  Nov. 14, 1910, Football

  Nov. 24, 1910, Editorial  

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Thanksgiving 1910

  1. Stacia says:

    Have a good Thanksgiving, Larry — and thanks for all the amazing work you do here at the Mirror!


  2. moonmaid says:

    Interesting articles, I especially enjoyed the recipes and the menu plan for the week of Thanksgiving. The item in the ‘Mother’s Exchange’ about women needing work at home to keep their fatherless families together was very touching, and sad, because the writer said newspaper rules forbade ads for work at home.
    I enjoy The Daily Mirror column very much, here on the East Coast, and wish all the writers well.


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