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Merrimack Valley Magazine Feature – Chelmsford’s Thanksgiving Forest

We made the November/December issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine, with an article on Chelmsford's Thanksgiving Forest, just one of the many impressive open spaces in this Merrimack Valley town.  Located just a few minutes south of Chelmsford's town center, the article on Thanksgiving Forest is especially timely, with the Annual Day before Thanksgiving Walk approaching this…Read more Merrimack Valley Magazine Feature – Chelmsford’s Thanksgiving Forest

Turkey Drovers – Traditions from Thanksgiving Days Past

It turns out that wild turkeys are incredibly difficult to move across long distances.  In the days before refrigerated travel, a national roadway system, and even railroads, driving turkeys across long stretches of land was the province of men called turkey drovers.  From 1790 to about 1830, turkey drovers walked turkeys to market, literally, at a…Read more Turkey Drovers – Traditions from Thanksgiving Days Past