[D. EGGLESTON DISPUTES WEATHER]
Capt. Dan Eggleston came over from Fairwater on Tuesaday to contradict, the assertion that the oldest inhabitants never saw as open a winter in Wisconsin as this. He says that the winter4 of 1845-5 [sic] was even milder than this. That he chopped and drew rails all winter without needing mittens, and that there was no snow until the first of April when almost a foot fell. Dan was here then and we will have to give in to the winter of 1845-6. But Venner and the signal service were not in existence.