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Archive for Monday, March 28, 2011

100 years ago: Late ice storm spares most fruit trees

March 28, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Mar. 28, 1911:

  • "FRUIT NOT BADLY HURT. There Was a Storm All Over the Country and the Fear of Ruin was General. -- It seems almost ridiculous to state that the fruit was not hurt last night and yet that is the consensus of opinion of the fruit men. The blossoms that were out, of course, were killed but very little was out in bloom. The plums were partly out and the peaches were quite far but the apples are not out and neither are the cherries. The Journal-World asked the fruit men this morning and was surprised to be told that the night before was harder on the fruit than last night. Last night the fruit was covered with ice and it looked as if it spelled death. But it did not. It spelled protection."
  • "New York -- Eighty-six bodies of the hundred and forty one victims of the fire in the ten story loft building on Washington place Saturday night have been identified. Sixteen of the bodies were men. There are twelve injured in the hospitals. District Attorney Whitman started an official investigation to fix the responsibility for the horror. It is now definitely known that the fire started on the eighth floor of the building under the cutting table in a scrap heap and is thought to have been started by a cigarette."

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gr 3 years ago

Guess all this global warming is delaying the fruit trees 100 years later. How many see any peach trees blooming around here?

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