People and wagons line the streets for Turkey Day in Heuvelton

Turkey Day in 1905. Farmers are waiting in line with their turkeys towards the railroad station, where turkeys were appraised and bought. A car load of knocked down boxes would arrive to be distributed to the different buyers. These boxes were large enough to hold eighteen medium-sized turkeys in the first two tiers and four or five larger birds on their sides as “toppers.” 1905. Heuvelton, NY. Photo courtesy of the Heuvelton Historical Society.

For more information, check out our story on Heuvelton’s turkey days.

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