Sunday, March 24, 2013

From 1913: Uncle Horace Johnson Warns Wilson To Take Fur Overcoat

The following article is from about 100 years ago, published on March 2nd, 1913, in the Washington Post.

Middletown, Conn.,--Uncle Horace Johnson, the aged weather prophet, who predicted the storm at President's Taft's [sic] inauguration four years ago, when Chief Willis Moore and other government weather sharps promised a fair day, has written to Woodrow Wilson, advising him to take his fur coat with him to Washington, as in all probability he will have to wear it next Tuesday.

Uncle Horace, who is in his eighty-ninth year, has been forecasting weather conditions for 75 years, and ever since his predication of the blizzard of 1888 farmers throughout the State have placed great faith in his predictions. For upward of half a century he has made his home in Middle Haddam, living in a bungalow on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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