Read this newspaper page here: Thanksgiving Time in Williston, 1917.
Historic Thanksgiving Sales
Modern Thanksgiving Day seems to be as much about madly dashing to Black Friday Sales as it does Giving Thanks. A search through historic newspapers of the Beautiful Badlands reveals keenly advertised Thanksgiving Day sales in years past as well, but on a bit different level!
Read this newspaper page by clicking here: Greengard Brothers Thanksgiving Sale, 1909
Skim through the old Williston Graphic newspaper, which began publishing in 1895 and in 1919 changed its name to the Williams County Farmers Press. It continued to be published for another 34 years. You’ll uncover unbelievable sales prices!
Check out this page in detail by going here: Thanksgiving Sales at The Boston, 1910.
Researching Historic Newspapers
Chronicling America is a great source for researching old newspapers, and the North Dakota State Historical Society provides excellent resources as well. Archive in a Box is a website from which we accessed issues of the The Beach Advance and The Billings County Pioneer.
See the details of this newspaper page here: Greengard Brothers Thanksgiving Ad, 1910.
These prices look pretty good! So, get out your horse and buggy, fire up that Model T, or start walking. There are bargains to be had. That’s quite a reminder, isn’t it! In our modern times we have much for which to be Thankful! Click your remote start, get that Hemi fired up, and let’s get going! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
You’ll view this page in detail by clicking on this link: Thanksgiving Sale of 1909 at The Boston Store.
Click here to see this newspaper page up close: Thanksgiving for Every One of Us, 1913
And speaking of turkeys, did you know they are immigrants to western North Dakota and eastern Montana? Read about that here: Those Turkeys Weren’t Even Supposed to Be Here!
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