Everyone has their own traditions at Thanksgiving. One of ours is watching the parade. It is a much different parade than it used to be when I was growing up. For the parade's grand finale, Santa Claus used a Philadelphia Fire Department hook and ladder fire truck to enter Gimbels. The ladder was raised and he climbed until he reach one of the upper floor windows, where he crawled in and settled on his throne in Toyland. My parents took me to see the parade when I was five or six years-old.
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This expansion was in part due to an influx of working class laborers and immigrants looking for factory jobs and dock work , as well as the first wave of mass immigration of refugees and impoverished immigrants from Ireland in the wake of the Great Irish Hunger. South Philadelphia's urbanized border eventually expanded to reach that of Philadelphia proper, or what is today known as Center City Philadelphia. The area continued to grow, becoming a vital part of Philadelphia's large industrial base and attracting immigrants from Italy , Ireland, Poland , and many Southern European and Eastern European countries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as Black American migrants from the southern United States during the Great Migration of the early 20th century. The immigrants and migrants became the basis of South Philadelphia's unique and vibrant culture that developed over the next several decades. Struggling to maintain their Catholic identity in a mostly Protestant city, the Irish built a system of Irish Catholic churches and parochial schools for their children, including Catholic high schools. The later immigrant populations of Italians and Poles were also Catholic. Initially, these populations attended existing Catholic churches but built their own ethno-national churches when possible.
Iroquois people occasionally fought the Lenape. Surviving Lenape moved west into the upper Ohio River basin. In the s, the United States government sent most Lenape remaining in the eastern United States to the Indian Territory present-day Oklahoma and surrounding territory under the Indian removal policy.
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