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PETER FIDLER (1769-1822)
Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:17 pm
I have just updated my page on this Topic, adding a few pictures and more details. Here is the Link:
PETER FIDLER of BOLSOVER
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Re: PETER FIDLER (1769-1822)
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:03 am
Posted by JosephD: This short article was printed in the Saturday, January 4, 2014 edition of the Calgary Herald-page A9 -'Canada's first weatherman. On a very cold late December night in 1794 in York Factory, Ont., Peter Fidler, a Hudson's Bay Company man and one of Canada's first weather observers, recorded that gin froze solid at -27 C, brandy at -32 C, and rum at -35 C.'
York Factory of course is in Manitoba but back then there wasn't any Manitoba or Ontario anyway, so what the heck. It was nice to see the great, great, great, great grandfather get some recognition.