Monday, November 19, 2012

Rivals - Eagle vs. Turkey

The American Bald Eagle was chosen to be part of the United States national seal in 1782. Not all were in agreement with this choice. Ben Franklin believed that the turkey would have made a better national symbol. According to Franklin, the eagle is a bird of  bad moral character. He felt that the turkey is a more respectable and courageous bird and would have been a more appropriate symbol.


  1. made my day. I had NO idea. Thank you for bringing this smile to my face. This is just marvelous. ((hugs)) Thank you more than you know.

  2. Awesome! Love these old postcards! (I have a few Thanksgiving ones on my blog)


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