200 Years of November ~

Back in time we shall go,

to gather wisdom from Almanacs of long ago.

For two hundred years the attention in November,

has centered on preparation for the onset of winter.

We'll learn about character and the philosophy of the day,

as well as how the time they did while away . . .

MARRIAGE ~

"There is no union, the quality of which is so intimate,

the obligation of which is so binding,

the consequences of which are so momentous."

~ William Jay

Excerpt from The Illinois Farmer's Almanac

November ~ 1840

1818

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"The Old Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire.

NOVEMBER ~ 1818

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"The Old Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire.

NOVEMBER ~ 1840

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"The Illinois Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire.

NOVEMBER ~ 1918

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"The Old Farmer's Almanac" you can zoom as large as you desire.

Thanksgiving began:

Click the image below to learn a little more about The Proclamation of Thanksgiving declared by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

"November woods are bare and still;

November days are bright and good;"

~Helen Hunt Jackson

More pages will be published each week until the entire almanac is published.

Thanks to The Old Farmer's Almanac for making these old treasures of wisdom available to us today!

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