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Expect a cool, wet month


September 6, 2019

Last month, I mentioned how I inherited weather almanacs from the 1920s to the 1990s from a farmer who had passed away. Well, I also have a stack of National Geographic issues from the 1910s to the 1980s. One from 1913 had a long article about a game camera a fellow invented. The critter would trip a line that fired off a tray of that old fashioned flash powder used for old-time photography. The result was a photo of an animal running away from the bang of the exploding powder which could be heard two miles away, according to the article.

One of the 1970s issues had an article about the era...

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