The Wall St. Journal has run the same two stories every Thanksgiving since 1961. The first is “The Desolate Wilderness A chronicle of the Pilgrims’ Arrival at Plymouth.” It starts with
Here beginneth the chronicle of those memorable circumstances of the year 1620, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton, keeper of the records of Plymouth Colony, based on the account of William Bradford, sometime governor thereof:
The other story is “And the Fair Land” about our wonderful county. It starts with
For all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators.
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