Thanksgiving by the Numbers

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1621: The first Thanksgiving (a three-day feast).
1863: President Abraham Lincoln proclaims a national holiday.
242 million: The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2010.
735 million: Pounds of cranberries production in the United States in 2010.
931 million: Pounds of pumpkins produced in the United States in 2010.
13.8 pounds: Quantity of turkey consumed by a typical American in 2010.
$4.1 billion: Forecasted 2010 receipts to farmers from turkey sales.
$1.33: Retail cost per pound of frozen whole turkey.
Three: Number of places in the United States named Turkey.
Five: Number of places in the United States named Cranberry.
28: Number of places in the United States named Plymouth, including New Plymouth, Idaho.

All courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau