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Boys waiting for groundhog on Ground Hog's Day, St. Paul
Today is Groundhog Day! According to tradition, if the groundhog sees his shadow upon emerging from his den, we will have six more weeks of winter. In 1945, these boys apparently decided to take matters into their own hands, we presume bringing along the umbrella and box to block the sun.
ID: GT4.9 p9 (Locator Number)