If you enjoy stuffing yourself silly with turkey and all the trimmings at a Thanksgiving meal, you would have been just ecstatic in 1939. Things had been running fairly smoothly since President Lincoln declared in 1863 that a national “day of thanksgiving and praise” would be on the last Thursday of November.
This is an excerpt from The Midwestern, a Des Moines publication from the early 1900s. Enjoy this article that includes portraits and images of the schools. [scribd id=72074680 key=key-2galwccfbgp9gl05snfu mode=list]