Sarah Josepha Hale Bobblehead
Hale, a native of Newport, New Hampshire, is
credited with influencing President Abraham
Lincoln to issue a Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
to help heal the wounds of a war-torn nation.
She is also author of the popular nursery
rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Author, social
reformer, and editor of two national magazines,
Hale was relentless in her almost 40-year letter-
writing campaign encouraging governors and
presidents to proclaim Thanksgiving an observed
holiday. In 1863, Lincoln issued the
Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, laying the
groundwork for the national holiday celebrated
today. Thanksgiving Day was observed by the
nation thereafter, although it would not become
a legal holiday until 1941. 6" tall.
idea! Pair the Sarah Josepha Hale Bobblehead
with a copy of the biography "To My
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