The Almanac

“Accordin’ to the almanac,” as shared by Grandpappy Spears

  • In January 1937 Keokuk, Ioway had a plus-one variation in it’s magnetic declination.
  • Bristol, Tennessee is 1,680 feet above sea level.
  • Bozeman, Montana is 4,755 feet above sea level.
  • In 1936 there was 1,784 votes cast for Landen in Ramsey, North Dakota.
  • The 1930 census gives Red Lodge, Montana 3,026 population.
  • Hubert Utterback was on the Democratic National Committee in 1939.
  • The center of the state of Alabama is Chilton, 20 miles southwest of Clanton.
  • On Tuesday, December 1, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia, the sun rose at 6:44 a.m. and set at 4:54 p.m.
  • Colors used for automobile license plates in 1936:
  • The coldest temperatures in 1936:
    • New York City: -14
    • Milwaukee: -25
    • Kansas City, Missouri: -22
  • The United States had 731 bicycle shops in 1935.
  • G.N. Collins was president of the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry in 1936.
  • The fastest the wind blowed in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1936 was 57 miles an hour. It blowed 54 miles an hour in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Beaver Bridge over the Ohio River in Pennsylvania has got a span of 769 feet. Red Rock Bridge has a span of 660 feet.
  • The four-man team that took first place in the 1936 North American Bobsled Race on February 22-23 was A. Wells, K. Gelbock, M. Luck, and J. Otis. The two-man team was M. Monahan, Jr. and W. Morrison.
  • The lifespan of the rhinoceros is 40-50 years.
  • The lifespan of the elephant is 150-200 years.
  • Roanoke College beat William and Mary 13-0 in a football game in 1936.
  • There were 160 farms in Hamilton County, New York in 1930.
  • Upper Sandusky, Ohio increased its population by 180 from 1920 to 1930.
  • McNamara and Van Kempen won the 6-day bicycle race in 1924.
  • Sam Atchison & Walter Stoolery of Memphis won the National YMCA Doubles Four-Wall Handball Championship in 1936.
  • Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel on October 24, 1901.
  • Bobby Leach went over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1911.
  • Jean Lussier of Springfield, Massachusetts went over Niagara Falls in a 728 pound rubber ball.
  • [Ad in the back.] Become a man of muscle in 30 days. Develop a perfect physi-cue with the new Marvo exercise machine. Why be ashamed to be seen in a bathing suit when just 15 minutes a day on the Marvo will give you rippling muscles and untold strength? Melvin Elkins of Staten Island, New York writ a letter here sayin’ “The Marvo machine increased my biceps six inches in one week. It made a new man out of me.”
  • Steven Lysak won the one-man single-blade national canoeing championship in 1936.
  • The Hooker telescope on Mount Wilson, California has a concave mirror 100 inches in diameter.
  • A partial eclipse of the moon will be visible at Washington November 1937.
  • $3,265,144 worth of sausage casings was produced in Illinois in 1939.
  • The hydraulic turbine was invented in 1849.

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