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Six more weeks of biographies on ice

It’s Groundhog Day here, there and everywhere. Unfortunately for those who dislike the cold, hard squint of winter, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning. We did a full-text Advanced Search for “punxsutawney” in Biography Resource Center and found a few goodies to celebrate the day.

  • Author Esther Jane Carrier, who was born in Punxsutawney, PA, in 1925 and continues to reside there
  • Susanna Leonard Hill, who wrote the feminist screed Punxsutawney Phyllis
  • Bert States, an English professor who was once program director at radio station WPXY in Punxsutawney
  • Teacher Dolores P. Sullivan, who was born in Punxsutawney
  • Author Robert Denny, who was born in Punxsutawney
  • Poet David McKain, who was born in Punxsutawney
  • Ted Ward, who was born in Punxsutawney
  • George “Rube” Waddell, a baseball player who spent an unfortunate month (the townspeople ran him out of town) playing for Punxsutawney’s team before signing with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1900
  • Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, for the film Groundhog Day
  • Renowned basketball coach Chuck Daly, who before leading the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back championships began his coaching career at Punxsutawney High School in 1955
  • Barbara Birenbaum, honored centennial author at the Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day centennial celebration, 1987
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Posted on: February 2, 2010, 5:51 pm Category: Factoids Tagged with: , ,

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