Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Turkey Runs Afoul On Inmate T-Giving Menus

The Detroit Free Press, November 29, 1907
In the grand scheme of things, whether one had chicken or turkey at Thanksgiving was probably the least of the worries for inmates of the fortress on Michigan Ave. But so they feasted, all 1,300 of them, on half a ton of the lower fowl, with all the fixings. What that entails is inconclusive except for the fact that it was buttressed between "thick brown gravy" and "dessert."

Meanwhile the 200 employees and affiliated members of the work staff grazed on the golden gobbler. Which amounted to 1 pound of turkey each and presumably some of the fixings as well.

Strangely, I now almost feel obligated to scare up the results of each main course served over the years. Maybe I shall. Either way, that's two years accounted for.

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