Prior to the mass Irish immigration to the U.S. in the 19th century, what were Jack O'Lanterns typically carved out of?

  • Turnips correct

    Named for the Irish folk hero Stingy Jack, who tricked the devil into paying for his drinks, the first Jack O'Lanterns were carved out of turnips or mangelwurzels - a regional variety of beet. Pumpkins were an American substitute adopted by Irish immigrants in the 19th century. Source: BBC

  • Pumpkins
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
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