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Oct. 2, 1841

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Oct. 2, 1841.

The 2d of October, 1841, dawned on a wintry scene. There was about half a foot of snow, and it interfered with the vote at the "town meetings" in Connecticut, for that date in 1841 also fell on a Monday, "the first Monday in October," the annual day for "town meeting." The trees in that long ago snowstorm were still green and in full leaf, and the weight of the snow broke down hundreds of them. They blocked the roads to such an extent that in many instances wagons and teams had to turn out and go through the fields.

The winter that followed that autumn of 1841 proved to be an "open winter." A little stern wheel steamboat that used to ply between Hartford and Springfield made its trips all winter.--Hartford Times.