History of Presidential Turkey Pardons

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

Here is a look back through history of all the presidential turkey pardons. Learn more about the tradition and the turkeys who were pardoned.

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation on Wikipedia

Read a history of the day and the turkeys who were pardoned throughout the years. There are also more links on the bottom of this article that will take you related websites.

The Definitive History of the Presidential Turkey Pardon

This article contains all of the history of the presidential pardon as well as a video from last year's pardon.

The Annual Pardoning of the Thanksgiving Turkey Photo Gallery 

Click through the pictures to see the timeline of presidents pardoning a turkey. The time spans from President Harry Truman to President George W. Bush.

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