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Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816

November 4
4:00 pm

Landgrove Town Hall
Image of Vermont field in winter

1816 has long been known as the year without summer. Vermonters still call it “1800 and Froze to Death,” a year of frosts every month, dark skies, and mysterious lights that caused a widespread belief that a higher power was displeased. In this talk, historian Howard Coffin includes scores of anecdotes on the dark year of failed crops, scarce food, and religious revival.


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Robert Badger
(802) 779-6797


Landgrove Town Hall
88 Landgrove Rd
Landgrove, VT 05148 United States
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