Take A Look Back At New Hampshire’s Year Without A Summer

If you’ve spent enough time in New England, you’ve probably heard someone refer past history as “1800 and froze to death.” As in, “the last time I saw her was 1800 and froze to death!” While it might be used as a funny way to refer to a very, very long time ago, the phrase comes from a very real time in our history. The year 1816 is also referred to as the “Year Without a Summer” in New Hampshire or “The Starvation Year.” It was during this time that the summer months saw snow and ice.

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New Hampshire has seen its fair share of bizarre weather. Anyone remember the worst blizzard in history that took place 40 years ago? How about the 2008 ice storm?