A Year Without Summer

The Gazette
December 11, 1895

Seventy-nine years ago was the year without a summer. Frost occurred every month in the year 1816. Ice formed a half inch thick in May. Snow fell to the depth of three inches in New York, and also in Massachusetts in June. Ice was formed of the thickness of a common window glass throughout New York on the 5th of July. Indian corn was so frozen that the greater part was cut in August and dried for fodder, and the farmers supplied themselves from the corn produced in 1815 for the seed of the spring of 1817.


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