Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Washington-Jefferson Snow Storm January 1772

Some news articles about the blizzard now hitting Washington and environs are referring to the Washington-Jefferson snow storm of late January 1772, so called because both Washington and Jefferson referred to it in their diaries.

The Jefferson reference occurs in his Garden Book (click on page 35).

Washington refers to the storm in his diary, noting on January 29 "the snow being up to the breast of a [?] horse everywhere."

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