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100 Years Ago

Frost Kills Crops

Herald of April 28, 1922

A majority of the crops across Central Pennsylvania were reported damaged by a heavy frost. Fruit trees were especially hard hit as temperatures dipped as low as 10 degrees. The cherry crop in Adams county was almost entirely ruined and all but one percent of the peach crop in York was destroyed. Locally temperatures were in the low 20s and damage was observed on all fruit trees but apples.

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