02 February 2015

On This Day: Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day. It is the day when a rodent will no doubt predict the weather better than most meteorologists. It was On This Day in 1887 that Punxsutawney Phil first made his debut at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, PA.  

The more accurate Octoraro Orphie has been around since 1908. He appears along the Octoraro Creek in Colerain Township, Lancaster County, PA each year.  

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.