125 Years Ago
18 Inches of Snow
March 18, 2021
Herald of March 19, 1896
Snow began falling at an early hour on March 15 and continued to fall for 36 hours. About 18 inches fell, but the settling and thawing reduced that to about a foot. A remarkable thing was that the railroad lines were not closed and transportation was not delayed.
W.C. Isett, an instructor of elocution and oratory at Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg, gave a recital at the Martinsburg Presbyterian Church. Admission was 25 cents for adults, 15 cents for children.
Burglars broke into the Blair County Courthouse but were unable to open the vault in the treasurer’s of...