Turkey Day

Good news for the turkey from the December 28, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Thanksgiving illustration featuring a turkey and a maiden holding a pumpkin.

Thanksgiving illustration from the November 24, 1899 Skidmore Standard.

There was one gobbler in Skidmore that wasn’t gobbled on Christmas Day, and so far as his owner knows he is still able to fly high and gobble proudly. He occupied the roost of honor in A. H. Garnett’s coop the night before Christmas but escaped the next morning when Mr. Garnett attempted to lay hands on him. At sometime during the day he perched himself on nearly every housetop in town but never once trusted himself on earth again, so he is still a free turkey.