Special Report

Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

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1947
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $5.68
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.59
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $0.99
> Football results: Chicago Bears (34), Detroit Lions (14)

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1948
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $5.81
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.65
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.01
> Football results: Chicago Cardinals (28), Detroit Lions (14)

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1949
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $5.62
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.56
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $0.98
> Football results: Chicago Bears (28), Detroit Lions (7)

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1950
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $5.91
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.70
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.03
> Football results: Detroit Lions (49), New York Yanks (14)

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1951
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.48
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.96
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.13
> Football results: Detroit Lions (52), Green Bay Packers (35)

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1952
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.52
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.97
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.13
> Football results: Detroit Lions (48), Green Bay Packers (24)

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1953
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.31
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.88
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.10
> Football results: Detroit Lions (34), Green Bay Packers (15)

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1954
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.23
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.84
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.08
> Football results: Detroit Lions (28), Green Bay Packers (24)

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1955
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.13
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.79
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.06
> Football results: Detroit Lions (24), Green Bay Packers (10)

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1956
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.31
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.88
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.10
> Football results: Green Bay Packers (24), Detroit Lions (20)

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