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NW Okie's Journey

Houston, TX - What will the groundhog (woodchuck) bring us in 2016? May his shadow grow less. Is that what your weather predictions might be for 2016? What's it doing in your neck of the woods?

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1894 - A Chance For Marriage In Oklahoma

Oklahoma - Here is an interesting article for Oklahomans out there looking for some of their history, legacy. In The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, Indiana, dated 31 January 1894, Wednesday, page 8, had the following headlines: "A Chance For Marriage." It seems a hundred men in Oklahoma wanted wives right away.

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1887, Kansas Groundhog Day

Belle Plaine, KS - The Belle Plaine News, of Belle Plaine, Kansas, dated 12 February 1887, Saturday, page 2, presented fragments from the diary of A. G. Forney, of Belle Plaine, concerning a little history and the past nine years of February 2nd, Groundhog Day.

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Walking With Sweet Silly Sadie Dawg

Houston, TX - Woof! Woof! "With the relentless march time, groundhog day approaches. Let her approach and give the countersign. Groundhog day is purely an American institution, and as such re respect the day and the ground but not the hog. The only groundhog the news has any respect for comes in the shape of sausage."

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1887 - Ground Hog Day

Staunton, VA - It was in the Staunton Spectator, Staunton, Virginia, 9 February 1887, Wednesday, page 3, we found this interesting article concerning the groundhog not finding his shadow, February 2nd, 1887: "Ground Hog Day."

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Celinda Kelsey's funeral is to be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Methodist Church, in Waynoka, Oklahoma.
 ~NW Okie regarding Okie's story from Vol. 10 Iss. 18 titled UNTITLED

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The Groundhog's Day

Indiana - Since Groundhog day is upon us (February 1st or 2nd), we decided to do some research on "Groundhog Day." No! We are not watching the Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day" that we have watch umpteen times already. We went to the newspaper archives, back to 1894, January 31, Wednesday, to see what "Groundhog Day" was like in the late 19th century.

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1887 Groundhog Day Story

Macon, MO - It was in The Macon Republican, Macon, Missouri, 17 February 1887, Thursday, page 3, that we found this editorial concerning the groundhog:

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