Courier Letters to the Editor 11-27-19

Be thankful for all you have

Dear Editor,

November is when we think of Thanksgiving. We were brought up to believe that the Pilgrims were the first settlers in America. Actually, there were many here before the Pilgrims landed in 1620. The French Huguenots were in Florida in 1562. That’s more than 50 years ahead of the Pilgrims. Settlers prior to the Pilgrims died from the weather or unfriendly Indians. The Huguenots lost Florida to the Spanish.

Unlike the story that says that the Pilgrims had turkey for Thanksgiving, they actually had deer and vegetables from their crops.

The Indians did participate in the feast, contributing deer, too. But of the 102 Pilgrims who came over from

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