Memory Bank: Preparing for Thanksgiving

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Turkeys on an Indiana farm in early November were being fattened up for the Thanksgiving holiday. Indiana has long been a leading state in turkey production. In 2019, the state ranked fourth, producing 20 million turkeys. Minnesota was first at 40 million turkeys, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sources: Indiana Historical Society, National Turkey Federation

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