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APCs Insider, February 10, 2012

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Mesa Verde National Park is located in which U.S. state?

a. Arizona
b. Colorado
c. New Mexico
d. Utah

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Last week’s question
In the 115 years for which records are available, how many times has Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring?

a. 6
b. 11
c. 16
d. 29

The correct answer is C. Since the tradition began in 1887, Phil predicted an early spring only 16 times. The first official Groundhog Day celebration occurred February 2, 1887, in Punxsutawney, PA. It was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Clymer Freas, who sold a group of businessmen and groundhog hunters—known collectively as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club—on the idea. The men trekked to a site called Gobbler’s Knob, where the inaugural groundhog became the bearer of bad news when he saw his shadow.

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