June 16, 1896

On June 16, 1896, the temperature hit a scorching 127°F at Fort Mojave, California. Samuel M. McCowan, Superintendent of the Fort Mojave Indian School said if one more teacher or student said, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”, he’d personally birch them to within one-inch of their lives. He said at 127°F, it IS the heat, humidity be damned.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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