A bit of American (hi)story

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A bit of American (hi)story
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A bit of American history (or rather "story", not history): supposedly Benjamin Franklin wanted to make wild turkey a National Bird--rather than Bald Eagle, which became a symbol of America.

(Disclaimer: this is not true, it's a myth. Franklin, in the letter to his daughter, criticized the design of the Great Seal stating that the depicted in it bird looks like a turkey, not an eagle. He never actually suggested that turkey should be honored becoming the National Bird.)

One way or another, here is the bird in question, photographed during today's hike:

(I don't remember whether anybody posted a picture of wild turkey before. If somebody did, I apologize for not being original.)

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