The Best of ‘The Old Farmer’s Almanac’

This is an interesting find:

The Best of ‘The Old Farmer’s Almanac’ by Will Forpe (1977)

Description: 185 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. Subject: Almanacs, American.

THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC made its first appearance in 1793 and filled a void created by the discontinuance of Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac. It has the rare distinction of being the almanac with the longest, uninterrupted run-and is almost as old as America itself. Will Thorpe has attempted to recreate the spirit and mood of America as it exsisted in early times and which, to an extent, still exsists in many parts of rural New England to this day. He has sifted through all the editions of the Almanac from its inception through World War I, and has culled the most meaningful and interesting articles, editorials, anecdotes, and bits of helpful advice and information which modern Americans-city dwellers as well as farm folk-will find valuable and entertaining.

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