Thanksgiving in Park View, 1916

Park View Thanksgiving 1916
Park View celebrated its first Thanksgiving in the auditorium of the newly completed Park View Elementary School on November 30, 1916. Notables in attendance included Dr. Philander P. Claxton, U.S. Commissioner of Education, and Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of the President.

I’ve included relevant articles documenting the event from the Washington Post after the jump.


(The Washington Post, November 22, 1916)

(The Washington Post, December 1, 1916)

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4 Comments on “Thanksgiving in Park View, 1916”

  1. Sean Says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful bit of Park View Elementary history. I like the U.S Commissoner of Education’s comments around schools should be used as community assets and not just a place for children alone.

  2. Kent Says:

    I’d also like to see the school used more by the community at large. Its a beautiful building and an asset to the community. Perhaps someday.

  3. John Says:

    Fascinating. Great post.


  4. […] can read more and see a picture of the community in 1916 by going to last year’s Thanksgiving post. Report of the first Park View Community Thanksgiving, from the Washington Times, December 15, […]


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