Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Groundhog Known as Unadilla Bill

Greetings from Unadilla Bill

Unadilla became "Nebraska's Groundhog Capital" in 1988 and celebrates every year on the 1st Saturday of February with a parade and other festivities.  Just 20 miles SE of Lincoln, with 300 friendly residents, Unadilla's unusual Main Street is on the Historic Register.

This is postmarked in 2013 with a 22 cent beaver stamp and a 13 cent raccoon stamp.

The sender writes:

I passed by Unadilla, NE before but never stopped until I found out about Bill.  Poor Bill got caught in someones garden and ended up stuffed.  Since then he has become Nebraska's official weather forecasting groundhog.  Unadilla even has a parade featuring Bill every year no matter what the weather!  The population swells from 300 to 500 during that time.
 

3 comments:

ONeal said...

Ha ha! I forgot about this card. I guess there was a big parade, starring Bill, yesterday.

I wasn't too far from Punxsutawney this morning. I bet it was crazy crowded to see Phil.

Phil and Bill. How cute is that?

Six more weeks of winter. Just what the country needs!

Brenda Perez said...

I was torn between posting it this year or next year and putting up a football card for today. After watching the Super Bowl game, I'm glad I went with your card.

ONeal said...

That was quite a blow out, wasn't it?! I'm sure nobody was expecting Denver to have such a colossal collapse. That crazy first offensive play set the tone.