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Marsha Walker recalls when Columbia was the weather news

Marsha Walker writes:
In January of 1963, I was at Eastern KY State College in Richmond. Our dorm mother came around one morning to announce we could wear pants to class. This was so exciting! Later that day a weather report said that the temperature in Columbia, KY had reached -30 degrees the night before, the lowest temperature in the nation. Getting to class and back was misery, and I had to do it three times with no gloves. That was a very memorable day. --Marsha Walker
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JIM: Newspaper account of day Columbia, KY coldest in nation



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Headlines and lead paragraph, page 1, of the Wednesday, January 30, 1963 Adair County News. "Last Thursday" was January 24, 1963. - JIM

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