It’s hard to imagine a time where summer never arrives, but in 1816 the weather all over the world was affected by a natural catastrophic event and many people perished. A sudden drop in temperatures caused crazy weather patterns and massive food shortages. Sometimes this year in history is called “Eighteen Hundred and Nearly Frozen To Death.” Connecticut’s year without summer was devastating to its residents. Let’s take a look at the story behind this unforgettable time.

What do you think about Connecticut’s year without summer? Could you imagine having snow in July?

There are other tragedies in our state’s past, click here to learn about nine stories you probably never heard about in history class.

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