Thanksgiving traditions of the Left Hand Valley


November 27, 2019

Courtesy of Longmont Museum

Sixty-six guests enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the J.O.V. Wise home in 1927

Thanks to the Niwot Historical Society archives, we get a glimpse into Niwot's bygone Thanksgiving celebrations. On Nov. 22, 1957 "The Niwot Tribune" reported an evening church service at the EUB Church, a middle school rendition of "Wildcat Willie Carves the Turkey," and advertisements from Curtis Confectionary encouraging readers to "Start Now with Your Christmas Lay-Away."

First and second grade teacher Dora Chappell reported, "Last Friday we made many vegetables and fruits for our Horn of Plenty. Now they are on our tack board--all tumbling out of our horn. This reminds us that we live...

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