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"Tough Stories Authenticated" Story in the Gazette & Herald Newspaper, April 3, 1835

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A toad found in a wine cellar in England was placed under a bottle and forgotten about for a year. At that time, the toad was discovered alive and, as an experiment, was placed under a bottle annually for 25 years, and supposedly was discovered alive each time. The hibernation abilities of toads was a topic of considerable scientific curiosity during this period. This article is an example of what Dexter Marsh or James Deane might have gleaned from their local newspaper.

Creator:
Greenfield Gazette & Franklin Herald
Date:
April 3, 1835
Dimensions:
3.75 x 3 in.
Courtesy of:
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library