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Nobles County Historical Society Director Sally Zuehlke poses with a display of King Turkey Day buttons, along with information detailing the collection and a list of the annual buttons missing from the display. Donations of buttons are sought for several years, especially recent years. JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE

King Turkey Day: Through the years

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WORTHINGTON -- From photographs to buttons and King Turkey Day beer cans to 10K shirts, the Nobles County Historical Society Museum in the lower level of Worthington's War Memorial Building is filled with interesting artifacts dating back to the very first King Turkey Day celebration 74 years ago.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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