I love reading old diaries from times past. This blog is a great snippet from times long gone.
16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, July 3, 1911: My, but I’m so roasted, worse than yesterday, I guess. Made an errand up to McEwensville this evening in behalf of my popper.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
A hundred years ago today the horrible heat wave continued across most of the country. The effects were devastating in this era before electric fans or air conditioning. This is the second day in a row that Grandma said she was roasted.
The Minneapolis Morning Tribune reported the July 3, 1911 temperatures for 25 cities across the nation
HOT WAVE CONTINUES TO EXACT HEAVY TOLL
Scores Throughout Country Succumb and Hundreds Are Overcome
Mercury Officially Climbs to 104 in Four Places Far Apart.
People Seeking Relief in Big Cities Sleep in Parks and Roofs.
High Temperatures in Many Cities on Monday
Louisville, Ky . . . 104
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