When was the first Groundhog Day?

On February 2, 1887, Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Tradition is, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there’s six more weeks of winter; if not, it means an early spring. But where did the idea of Groundhog Day come from? It came about when …

When was the snowboard invented?

History of the Snowboard In 1939, Vern Wicklund, at the age of 13, fashioned a shred deck in Cloquet, Minnesota. This modified sled was dubbed a “bunker” by Vern and his friends. He, along with relatives Harvey and Gunnar Burgeson, patented the very first snowboard twenty two years later. However, …