A Great Trip Needs An Extraordinary Destination ...Hallo Bay? ABSOLUTELY
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Fun Facts about the First Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to reach North
They sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of
They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth,
The Wampanoag Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims
how to cultivate the land.
The Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford, had organized
the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. He invited the neighboring
Wampanoag Indians to the feast. The first Thanksgiving
celebration lasted three days.
Mashed potatoes, pumpkin pies, popcorn, milk, corn on the cob,
and cranberries were not foods present on the first
Thanksgiving's feast table.
Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts,
hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and
honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are
thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
The pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives,
and their fingers.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of
the United States.
Sarah Josepha Hale, an American magazine editor, persuaded
Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She
is also the author of the popular nursery rhyme "Mary Had a
Abraham Lincoln issued a 'Thanksgiving Proclamation' on third
October 1863 and officially set aside the last Thursday of
November as the national day for Thanksgiving.
In 1939, President Roosevelt proclaimed that Thanksgiving
would take place on November 23rd, not November 30th, as a way
to spur economic growth and extend the Christmas shopping
BBC film crew stayed with us, and filmed exclusively at Hallo Bay. All brown bears and end image are Hallo Bay Legends
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BBC film crew stayed with us, and filmed exclusively at Hallo Bay. All brown bears are Hallo Bay Legends
"We will strive to protect and preserve this beautiful and wildlife rich wilderness area we are entrusted with. Thus armed with the tools of education and knowledge we will venture into the realm of the Great Bear, what was and what must continue to be surely, one of the last great cornerstones of this planet."
Sharing a vision, we have designed and created an exclusive wilderness
camp that has come to be described as one of the top three wildlife
destinations in the world - and a model educational platform as to how man can
coexist with limited impact on wildlife and its habitat.
No crowds or neighbors found here, real home style cooking and comfortable heated cabins. We are located in the largest natural concentration of brown (grizzly) bears in Alaska, and rated by the BBC Natural History Unit as one of the top 3 destinations in the world to observe wildlife in a natural setting. We offer between 2 and 7 night stays at our remote property. Tours include meals, lodging, and naturalist guides. Short on time? Take a day trip to see the bears from Homer. We have 26 years of bear viewing/guiding experience. Visit Us: MAY 15 to October 15 Guests Comments
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