Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving meal self-sufficiency index - 1900

I have noted on past Thanksgiving that actually the first Thanksgiving was in Virginia, not Massachusetts

Also in that vein, we can note that according to the National Historical Geographic Information System, Massachusetts wasn't even able to produce a full Thanksgiving meal for every resident in 1900 (Northern Virginia was, although the part of Virginia where the first Thanksgiving was held was not either)! Thankfully, the propensity to truck, barter, and exchange can solve this.

 

Thanksgiving Meal Self-Sufficiency Index* - 1900 Census

Data on turkey, sweet potato & cranberry production at county level from NHGIS
Thanksgiving Index

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