Thursday, February 02, 2017

Meet the Inner Circle That Runs Groundhog Day

The President, one of only three Inner Circle members who are allowed to handle
Punxsutawney Phil, holds him aloft during ceremonies in 2013.
(Anthony Quintano/Wikimedia Commons)

"The birth of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, custodians of famed weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil, was 130 years ago, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The club’s Inner Circle maintains that they are still speaking to the same groundhog they met in 1887, when they were led by town newspaper editor Clymer Freas to Gobbler’s Knob."

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