Winter, 1913

Here’s a weather report from the January 9, 1913 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Winter is Here.

We have been almost afraid to say anything about the fine fall weather that we have been having so long for fear we would break the charm, but as all things must have an end, it came time at last that our fine Indian Summer weather had to give away to winter.

The first real cold snap which struck Skidmore came Saturday night and now we are experiencing an old time snow storm.  The mercury fell to a little below zero, but later the temperature rose somewhat and was followed by snow.

One year ago Tuesday, January 7, the ground was covered with two feet of snow and the thermometer stood at 16 degrees below zero.

Image of Buster Brown, friend Mary Jane and dog. Text: Resolved that in winter and all of the months you should trade at the best drug store. Buster. Don't go sledding around trying to find a good drug store. Come direct to us. You will then be sure of getting pure drugs and toilet articles at fair prices -- prompt and efficient service -- prescriptions carefully compounded. Day and night service. Ask for "S & H" Green trading stamps with each purchase. Model Drug Co. Opera Block. Plain Figures.

Ad for the Model Drug Store, Opera Block, Skidmore, Missouri, in the January 9, 1913 Skidmore New Era.