The First Thanksgiving was in Texas?

FIRST THANKSGIVING ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS IN TEXAS

Did you know the very FIRST Thanksgiving on American soil was NOT at Plymouth Colony in 1620, but 22 years earlier in Texas?

On April 30, 1598–22 years before the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Colony–a Spanish expedition led by Don Juan de Oñate crossed El Paso del Norte (the northern pass–now El Paso, Texas) into Texas. Oñate ordered his party to rest and celebrate a mass of thanksgiving for their journey thus far before continuing north across Texas and into what is now New Mexico.

SO… THE FIRST THANKSGIVING IN AMERICA WAS ACTUALLY IN TEXAS!

Thank you Philip Leonard for sharing the link to the story.

El Paso actually celebrates Thanksgiving twice. Once in April, and again in November.

https://texasalmanac.com/index.php?q=topics%2Fhistory%2Ftimeline%2Ffirst-thanksgiving

3 thoughts on “The First Thanksgiving was in Texas?

    • Considering some of the horses died upon reaching the Rio Grand as everyone was dying of thirst, it was according to the accounts “roasted meat and fish”. So my deduction is Horse-meat, and catfish. 😝

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