Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day (HMQOC)

Location: Punxsutawney, PA 15767 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 55.877', W 78° 57.461'

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As early as 1886, German immigrants here observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog—known as Punxsutawney Phil—leaves its burrow on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The legend is based on a European custom predicting the length of winter by weather conditions on Candlemas, an ancient Christian festival.
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HM NumberHMQOC
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 671945 N 4533137
Decimal Degrees40.93128333, -78.95768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 55.877', W 78° 57.461'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 55' 52.62" N, 78° 57' 27.66" W
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Area Code(s)814, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1849-1857 Woodland Ave Exd, Punxsutawney PA 15767, US
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