Weather's Effect On History And Culture

09/24/10 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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Weather is more than just a conversation starter. It has had a huge impact on the structure of our communities, our farming legacy, and our sense of who we are. Some weather events have significantly shaped our history: the year without a summer in 1816, the flood of 1927. But the ebb and flow of more normal weather patterns have also carved a space in our lives and culture.

This weekend the Vermont Historical Society's annual meeting includes a discussion called "Blizzards, Foliage, Floods and Mud: Vermont History for All Seasons." The three speakers join us today for a preview of their presentations: meteorologist Roger Hill, farmer Burr Morse and cartoonist Jeff Danziger.

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