Newport, New Hampshire: Thanksgiving Holiday Heroine

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) pushed Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. A 2013 monument recalls her accomplishments, including writing the poem that spawned "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park

Belknap Ave., Newport, NH
Corner of North Main St. and Belknap Ave.
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Had a few moments to explore. This lady, Sarah Hale, not only wrote [the poem that inspired] "Mary Had a Little Lamb," but thanks to her we celebrate Thankgiving, among a whole bunch of her other accomplishments.

[Jay Bird, 07/31/2015]

The 7-part sculpture by Jari Mannisto features a Sarah Josepha Hale bust on a pedestal and a cornucopia on the ground.

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