Cover of 1853 Farmers Almanac, published by John B. Davis, Philadelphia, PA.
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Cover of 1853 Farmers Almanac, Philadelphia, John B. Davis

Credit: Landis Valley Farm Museum Library

Benjamin Franklin published Pennsylvania's first farmer's almanac. In the 1800s, dozens of farmers almanacs, published once a year across Pennsylvania, provided farmers information about the seasons, weather forecasts, and other useful information.

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