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The wildness of Queens

29 Nov

Entering the holiday season was, of course, a foolhardy time to start a blog. I’d been blogging less than a week when Thanksgiving preparations and celebrations kept me mostly offline for longer than that.

It was the English colonists of Massachusetts, not the Dutch colonists of New Netherlands, whom we credit with the first Thanksgiving, celebrating the harvest with the native Americans who’d helped them survive in the New World. But a little reading in the historically rich library of the Holland Society of New York, 20 West 44th Street in Manhattan, made vivid in my mind’s eye what the setting must have been like. Continue reading