The Longest Dry Spell

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The Clarion-Ledger

Jackson, Mississippi

November 5, 1891

This morning three old citizens were standing on the street discussing the weather and the prolonged drought, when one of them remarked, "Did you ever see such a long dry spell in your life?" "Yes," replied the jovial Col. E. von Seutter, "I remember a dry spell that lasted two years." "Why, when was that," asked his  two companions. "Two years ago when we had Prohibition," responded the Colonel.

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