1897: President McKinley from White House Thanksgiving Traditions Slideshow

White House Thanksgiving Traditions Slideshow

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1897: President McKinley

In 1897, Ida McKinley kept it simple for her family, sticking with a "petite" 26-pound turkey from Rhode Island with oyster stuffing, new potatoes, cranberry sauce, celery, and both mincemeat and pumpkin pie. Not too shabby for a simple meal.

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