Hello, avid readers of past wisdom and predictions 1840's style ~ Today we jump twenty-two years forward in our Almanac time machine to experience the Illinois Farmers Almanac October 1840. Sage words hold true to this day.
FRIENDSHIP ~ True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
~ Excerpt from October
The Illinois Farmer's Almanac 1840
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You may notice that cool evenings were predicted to begin on October 3rd and frosty mornings on October 11th. October 25th predicted "hoarse distant thunder," and Indian summer on October 29th.
"Diligence and Perseverance are the keys of knowledge."
More pages will be published each week until the entire almanac is published.
Thanks to archive.com for making historical data available to the public and to Knox College for contributing the almanac.