The Pilgrims, the First Thanksgiving, and Self-Storage

By Storbox Self-Storage on November 15, 2012 - Comments off

Thanksgiving HistoryWhen the Pilgrims arrived in Plymouth, MA, they arrived with hopes of a new beginning and after 10 months, having built seven houses, a common meeting place, and three storehouses, and after barely surviving their first winter, the Pilgrims of Plymouth celebrated their first harvest (and being alive) with a Thanksgiving feast! The Wampanoag Native Americans joined them for what has later become a national holiday, thanks to Abraham Lincoln, who proclaimed the fourth Thursday of each November Thanksgiving Day in 1863.

The first Thanksgiving feast was not a one day deal as the holiday is observed today. It was a week-long event with quite a number of meals, not just one huge one. There was no turkey, but they would have enjoyed duck, other water fowl and venison (deer). There was also no cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes, dishes that are directly identified with Thanksgiving today. But they still had plenty to enjoy and share.

So what does the first Thanksgiving have to do with self-storage? Absolutely nothing. We just thought it would be nice to remember the first Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims didn’t have self-storage yet. The closest they had were the storehouses where they kept crops after harvest, but needless to say, they were not climate controlled storage units like we have at STORBOX.

When you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, remember to give thanks for all that you are grateful for and don’t forget to throw self-storage in there. If you would like to find out more about STORBOX and how self-storage can help you organize your life, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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