01 May 2015

On This Day: May Day begins with a frost


Today is May Day and the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts a warm day with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The day is already starting off beautifully. However, On This Day in 1880, May Day arrived with frost in Lancaster. Standing water was iced over and there was concern for fruit trees.

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 1 May 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.

 

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

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