Tag Archives: The Poverty Year

Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death…The Summer that Wasn’t

What famous horror movie was written in 1816, the year without a summer? (Answer at end of post.)

The Poverty Year…The Year Without a Summer…Year of Distress

I’m currently writing about an 1816 wedding in Trenton (now East Lamoine), Maine. Thus, this post will concentrate on Maine.

Imagine, if you will, June and July and August having a foot of snow covering the ground, and temperatures, day after day, well below freezing.

That’s what it was like in Continue reading

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