Friday, February 2, 2018

Groundhog Day 1968

Yesterday's post dealt with Groundhog Day in Lorain back in 1906. More than sixty years later, the offbeat holiday was still being featured on the front page of the Journal. Above is the coverage from the Feb. 2, 1968 edition of the paper.

It's unusual that the headline refers to the groundhog as a whistlepig. It's a term that you just don't hear that often anymore for the famed weather-predicting critter.

Ever wonder what kind of sound a whistlepig makes? Find out by watching this short video.

I dunno, I had groundhogs living under my deck for years – and there was never a peep out of them.
Anyway, Happy Groundhog Day!

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