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November 16, 1999

When you know the answers to these questions, go to

When did the 1st Thanksgiving proclamation occur?

Answer the riddle: Which cat discovered America? (Go to holiday/thanks/index.html to find out.)

When did large balloons first appear in Macy's Parade?


Everyone loves a parade. Not many come close to the excitement of New York City's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check out Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Web site, a great place to be a part of the holiday magic. Follow the giant turkey float to www. You'll get the 70-year history on this terrific event, including the first balloon appearances of Felix the Cat and Bullwinkle the Moose. You'll also view great photos from last year's parade, including clowns, marching bands, Rugrats and an inflatable version of Big Bird. And just in case you can make it to this fall's parade, the site has a great maps section, including tips on where to get the best view of the action. It's time to cheer on the Thanksgiving floats in the Big Apple!


Between family, food and football, Thanksgiving is a tradition we all love. At An American Thanksgiving, you'll get the lowdown and history on this special holiday. Join the pilgrims and set sail for You'll take part in the first Thanksgiving proclamation -- as well as turkey-day proclamations from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Along the way, you'll check in with the Mayflower Compact, the Peace Treaty with Massasoit, and popular Thanksgiving graces and psalms. A Thanksgiving Fun section has plenty of stories, songs, poetry and coloring pictures. You'll also find games such as corn pitching and cranberry stringing. Don't forget to take part in the cool turkey hunt! An American Thanksgiving is your online home for the holidays. Pass the pumpkin pie!

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