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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Punxsutawney Phil Declares An Early Spring Is On Its' Way!

Facts about Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney and Punsxutawney Phil:
What does Punxsutawney mean?

The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian "ponksad-uteney" which means the "town of the sandflies." The location was originally settled by Delaware Indians in 1723.
Where is Punxsutawney?
Punxsutawney is located in Western Pennsylvania.
Where did Punsxutawney Phil get his name from?
This name is actually the shortened version of his official title which is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary." The groundhog got his name from the editor of the The Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper.

How old is Phil?
He celebrated his 125th year in 2011.
Does Phil live at Gobbler's Knobb all year?
No. Most of his time is spent relaxing in a climate-controlled home at the Punxsutawney Library. For Groundhog Day he is taken to Gobbler's Knob, waits in a heated burrow underneath a simulated tree stump and is then pulled out at 7:25 am on Groundhog Day, February 2, to give us his weather prediction.

1 comment:

  1. I so love Phil! Have a Blessed Imbolg and a Safe & Happy Groundhog's Day!!!