Snow fell on September 20, 1792 across northern Pennsylvania, in and early season storm that all but put an end to the growing season. A blast of cold air from Canada arrived just before a storm system moved up along the Atlantic seaboard. Life was a hardscrabble mixture of hunting, trapping and faming across the region and everything needed to go just right to make it through each coming winter. The autumn of 1792 was cold and harsh in the agricultural valleys of northern Pennsylvania. Mary B. Lantx, Historian in Milton, PA, reported that on September 20, 1792 "A very cold morning. It was surprising to see so much snow on the ground at this season of the year. The limbs of the peach trees broke, and large limbs of the oaks broke down, and saplings bent across the road. It began to snow last night before we went to bed".
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