Bounty on groundhogs predates holiday in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Four years before a celebrated groundhog began predicting the weather in Pennsylvania, a committee of New Hampshire lawmakers deemed the species “not only a nuisance, but also a bore” and recommended eradicating it from the state. “In some parts of the state it is found necessary to shovel a path through the woodchucks in order to reach the barns,” wrote Rep. Charles Corning in 1883. “This is not right.” | More at the Seattle Times

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