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Nobles County Historical Society volunteer Jerry Fiola stands by a photo of Hubert H. Humphrey and Worthington Mayor Ray Schisler taken during a 1970s King Turkey Day celebration. (Beth Rickers/Daily Globe)

Public invited to view archived King Turkey Day footage

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WORTHINGTON — Flocks of turkeys marching down the street. Big-name politicians addressing the throngs. Elaborate floats toting a bevy of beauty queens.


Those aspects of King Turkey Day past now only exist in the memories of longtime Worthington residents —and on film footage ensconsed in the Nobles County Historical Society.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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