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What Oneida club reveals about high school football history

The Oneida monument on Boston Common is one of 44 pieces of public art cared for by the Friends of the Public Gardens. The monuments, big and small, are in constant need of tender loving care. Want to help? The Friends of the Public Garden established the Henry Lee Conservation Fund in honor of the organization’s founder and longtime president. Those wishing to help care for the monuments can send a check payable to Friends of the Public Garden, 69 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 02108. Write Henry Lee Conservation Fund in memo line.

In the course of doing this story, we learned how much we didn’t know. Boston Latin and Boston English play football on Thanksgiving. But why, and whose idea was Thanksgiving anyway?

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