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    Thanksgiving is our national holiday to celebrate the year’s harvest season and has been immortalized in the teachings of American History, with the first Thanksgiving celebrated, at Plymouth, between the pilgrims and the Indians, in 1621.  However, the holiday took one long, strange and grinding journey to gain its federal recognition.

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    A Brief History of Our Namesake

    John Hay was a great American statesman, diplomat, author and poet, whose political career spanned over 50 years.  He was born in a small brick home, on College Avenue, in Salem, Indiana, on October 8, 1838.  John was the fourth of five children, born in the house, to Dr. Charles

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