1816: A Year Without a Summer – by Linda Sanders

Is this going to be another year like 1816?I found this story in the file that Mrs. Earl Hayner wrote in 1969 and thought you might enjoy it. I just hope this doesn’t come true again!

Linda Sanders, Town and Village Historian.

Eighteen hundred and froze to death is an expression heard now and then in speaking facetiously of a year whose date cannot be recalled, but that year in reality was no subject for joking. Weather wise it was probably the worst year this section of the state has ever experienced. New England, Eastern New York, and Pennsylvania all suffered from the freak weather. Records are lacking for it was before the Weather Bureau had been instituted.

Read the entire article in the 03/31 edition.