In 1732, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first published Poor Richard’s Almanack. The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America, selling an average of 10,000 copies a year.
Having been raise on a farm in Southeastern Kentucky, my family was always involved in agriculture. According to my grandparents you always have to consult the almanac before planting. You must make sure the signs are right. I have always been fascinated with the way our ancestors did things. While on a trip to Pennsylvania in 2006, I picked up a copy of an Almanac which was published in that area.
After many hours of studying different almanacs, I was certain with my background in publishing and with the help of a good Astrometeorologist, I could publish my own. And the London Town & Country Almanac was born.
The first Issue of London Town & Country Almanac was published in late 2008 for the 2009 issue. Which was published annually by Info Publishing & Printing and an distributed throughout London and Laurel County as well as surrounding counties. Shortly after publishing the 2009 issue, many people were requesting forecast for many other areas. After careful consideration, the decision was made to drop the print publication and serve our readers through our website. On the site we could include forecast for a wide coverage area. Since we were no long cover just the London Area, the name was changed to Almanac USA.
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