Special Report

Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

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1957
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.46
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $2.95
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.12
> Football results: Detroit Lions (18), Green Bay Packers (6)

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1958
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.67
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.04
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.16
> Football results: Detroit Lions (24), Green Bay Packers (14)

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1959
> 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: Green Bay Packers (24), Detroit Lions (17)

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1960
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.71
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.06
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.17
> Football results: Detroit Lions (23), Green Bay Packers (10)

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1961
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.61
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.01
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.15
> Football results: Green Bay Packers (17), Detroit Lions (9)

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1962
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.76
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.08
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.17
> Football results: Detroit Lions (26), Green Bay Packers (14)

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1963
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.82
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.11
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.18
> Football results: Detroit Lions (13), Green Bay Packers (13)

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1964
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $6.92
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.16
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.20
> Football results: Chicago Bears (27), Detroit Lions (24)

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1965
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $7.09
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.23
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.23
> Football results: Detroit Lions (24), Baltimore Colts (24)

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1966
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $7.43
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.39
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.29
> Football results: San Francisco 49ers (41), Detroit Lions (14)

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