While thousands spent their Thanksgiving in Plymouth commemorating the first Thanksgiving, they may be going to the wrong place.
Molly Fox and her family are celebrating Thanksgiving in St. Augustine. Fox tried guessing where the first Thanksgiving meal was celebrated.
"Plymouth, I don't know probably Maryland," Fox answered.
She was surprised to learn the answer is St. Augustine.
"I did not know that. I know that this is the oldest city, but I did not know that," said Fox.
It’s a little known fact many St. Augustine natives know by heart, like Larry Laport who lives in St. Augustine.
"People were here long before Plymouth, so I would imagine they gave thanks when they got here," said Laport.
A sign was erected right outside the Lady of Milk Catholic Church in St. Augustine.
In part, it reads that On September 8, 1565, the Tumucuan Indians and Spanish settlers shared a meal near this cross and where today, the fountain of youth exhibit stands.
This contradicts today's history books which still say that first Thanksgiving meal was held in Plymouth.
Historic re-enactor, Michelle Reyna, says there's an explanation for that.
"You know our history is written for us in English and most of it was published in New England publishing houses. so they tended to ignore anything that the Spanish contributed, anything that happened in Florida in history books," said Reyna.
Turkeys fared much better in 1565 as well.
St. Augustine historians say there is written documentation that first meal included dried meat, garbanzo beans and other items used to make a stew.
Based on all that information, Fox is now certain she made the right choice celebrating Thanksgiving in the nation's oldest city.
"It is very appropriate actually, nice," said Fox.
Reyna says there have been attempts to try to correct history.
She says in the 1960's, an historian by the name of Dr. Michael Gannon went on national television to set the record straight mentioning St. Augustine being the place where settlers and native Americans celebrated the first Thanksgiving meal.
"And he was thus called the Grinch who stole Thanksgiving," said Reyna.