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South Hero Land Trust: Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816

January 19
6:00 pm

Worthen Library
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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Guy Maguire
(802) 372-3789


Worthen Library
28 Community Ln
South Hero, VT 05486 United States
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