Special Report

Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

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1967
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $7.39
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.37
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.28
> Football results: Los Angeles Rams (31), Detroit Lions (7)

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1968
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $7.68
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.50
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.33
> Football results: Philadelphia Eagles (12), Detroit Lions (0)

 

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1969
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $8.15
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.71
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.42
> Football results: Minnesota Vikings (27), Detroit Lions (0)

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1970
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $8.36
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.81
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.45
> Football results: Detroit Lions (28), Oakland Raiders (14)

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1971
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $8.63
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.93
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.50
> Football results: Detroit Lions (32), Kansas City Chiefs (21)

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1972
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $9.13
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $4.16
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.59
> Football results: Detroit Lions (37), New York Jets (20)

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1973
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $11.09
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $5.06
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $1.93
> Football results: Washington Redskins (20), Detroit Lions (0)

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1974
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $12.44
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $5.67
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $2.16
> Football results: Denver Broncos (31), Detroit Lions (27)

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1975
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $13.30
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $6.07
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $2.31
> Football results: Los Angeles Rams (20), Detroit Lions (0)

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1976
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10: $13.22
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $6.03
> Cost of 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, 14 oz. stuffing, and 12 oz. cranberries: $2.30
> Football results: Detroit Lions (27), Buffalo Bills (14)

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