The Mt. Tabor staff hopes your family has a happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear Spring, MDThanksgiving is the perfect holiday to lead into the Christmas season and beyond. The Mt. Tabor Builders staff members truly hope that you’ll take some time to reflect on all your blessings of 2023, such as good health, a home, friends, children, faith, a job, a pet, etc…It’s a great way to go into the Christmas season, being grateful for what has already been received.
Are you thinking about a building project in 2024? If so, please make time in your busy schedule to meet with a Mt. Tabor representative to discuss your building plans. The Mt. Tabor office slows down a bit during the holiday season, making it a good time to look at projects for 2024. However, if life is too hectic now, connect with their office early in the new year.
Click here to contact the Clear Spring, MD office to schedule a meeting to discuss your custom home, home improvement project, major addition or other building project. You can also connect to a Mt. Tabor representative by calling 301-766-7161 or emailing
Consider this Thanksgiving history and trivia as you’re checking your December calendar to schedule a meeting.

The History of Thanksgiving in America

The first Thanksgiving between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians happened in the fall of 1621, about 10 months after the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, MA. Only 44 of the 102 original voyagers were alive due to hardships during first year. The celebration was for the great harvest, which happened because the Native-American Indians taught them about growing local crops. The Pilgrims were appreciated, because they had helped the Wampanoags fight back a rival tribe that attacked earlier in the year.

Thanksgiving Trivia

1. What year was the celebration that is most commonly considered to be the first Thanksgiving?

A: 1621. This is the celebration that people most often talk about when they are talking about the “first” Thanksgiving. But there are others that are claimed to be the first Thanksgiving. There was another celebration in Plymouth in 1623 and one in Boston in 1631 that people claim was the actual first Thanksgiving.

2. How long did the first Thanksgiving celebration last?

Happy Thanksgiving from Mt. Tabor Builders in Clear Spring, MDA: Three days. It was celebrated much earlier than our current celebration, possibly in late September. There were about 50 European settlers and around 90 native Americans (from the Wampanoag tribe) who attended the multi-day feast.

3. Under which president did Thanksgiving become an annual holiday?

A: Abraham Lincoln. The U.S. has celebrated Thanksgiving off and on since 1774. On November, 26, 1789 George Washington made a proclamation that the country would celebrate a day of thanksgiving to God. Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday after Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. That came after writing letters to him for 17 years.


Thankful for Mt. Tabor Client Testimonials

We were blessed to find an outstanding contractor…. We couldn’t have asked for a better contractor or foreman, who have also become our good friends. It’s truly been a great experience building with these guys.” — Morgan County, WV resident

Timber frame custom home by Mt. Tabor Builders“Thanks to the craftsmanship, dedication and focus of Willie Eby and the Mt. Tabor team, my wife and I were able to transform a 1980’s riverfront cabin into a truly modern riverfront home.” — Brian O., Berkeley County, WV resident

“We chose Mt. Tabor Builders for our new vacation home based on solid recommendations from family, our realtor and other reliable references. We’re so glad we did. Our experience with Mt. Tabor has been extraordinarily positive.” — Bob and Robin, Greencastle, PA

Happy Thanksgiving!



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