In the winter of 1877, there was an ongoing cold snap. When I find items like this, it reminds me that lamenting the winter cold is an age-old preoccupation in Northern New England.
For forty-three days, beginning with the 5th of December, the thermometer has not been to the freezing point of water in Bethel. So long and so cold, a spell so early in the winter, it is believed, has never been recorded for a previous winter.
|Courtesy of Newspapers.com, Bangor Daily Whig and Courier,|
Sat, Jan 27, 1877, Page 1