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Historian’s Corner Did Snakes Fall from the Sky Over East Aurora in 1896?

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  • Rainy Day in 1896

    Fred P. Green feeds the chickens in what might have been the same East Aurora yard where he discovered hundreds of snakes following a torrential rainstorm in June 1896.

     

Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:30 am

If you believe this story, it was raining more than cats and dogs in East Aurora back in June 1896.

The region had been experiencing a draught for several weeks before a series of heavy, but sorely needed, rainstorms swept through. “Steady soakers,” the East Aurora Advertiser called them.

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