Early Blooms in Minnesota

1931 On this day newspapers were reporting a shocking headline from Brainerd, Minnesota: Pansies In Bloom:

“A bed of pansies came into full bloom today in a farm garden near Brainerd, the center of a section famous for severe winters. Other February oddities: Lilac trees were budding. Girls were playing tennis. Boys were shooting marbles. Men were pitching horseshoes. The temperature was climbing toward 60 above.”

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