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Archive for Monday, January 7, 2013

100 years ago: Snowfall ‘calls forth the snow shoveler’

January 7, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 7, 1913:

  • "More snow fell during the night and this morning there was more evidence that winter was really here and further that it intends to stay a while. There was a heavy snowfall early this morning and all during the day the thermometer kept low with very little indication of the storms breaking up.... The snow called forth the snow shoveler for the first time this season and this morning the streets were lined with a small army of men equipped with shovels and brooms cleaning off the walks.... This is a hard time on all live stock especially on horses and cattle. The snow is sticky and cannot be shaken off. In some instances horses are being turned out in this storm. The owners of such horses will be prosecuted when found. Cattle are also suffering a great deal. They ought to be in places of shelter."
  • "At present the University is well supplied with coal and there is very little danger of a coal famine on the hill for a week at least. There is now 320,000 tons of coal in the University bins and another car on the tracks. The University consumes a total of 60 tons a day during weather such as prevailed today."
  • "Easter bonnets will blossom earlier this year than they have since 1856 and earlier than they will burst into bloom for another century. The earliest date on which Easter can fall is March 22, but that hasn't happened since 1818. This year it will be on March 23, the same date on which it fell in 1856 and 1845. Astronomers say that tables computed by mathematicians have not been carried far enough to show just how long it will be before Easter again falls on so early a date, but that it will not occur until some time after the year 2000."

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