Take A Look Back At Massachusetts’ Year Without A Summer

Sometimes it can feel as if winter drags on forever in Massachusetts, but most people don’t know that there was actually a year when summer never came. In fact, 1816 is known as the “Year Without a Summer” or “The Starvation Year.” Living in Massachusetts during this period was absolutely surreal. Here’s what happened:

Thankfully, most experts agree that an eruption like the 1815 disaster won’t happen again within our lifetimes. For more weird Bay State history, check out this Massachusetts insane asylum with a dark and evil history.