The opening of the State Fair 100 years ago met with some very “unfair” weather.
Tennessee, North Carolina, Northern Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina yesterday experienced the earliest snowfall in the recollection of oldest citizens. After a week of comparatively warm weather, the temperature began to drop Sunday and continued to fall during the early morning hours yesterday. As far south as Atlanta the snow began to fall shortly before 2 o’clock yesterday morning. The precipitation continued intermittently until after daylight at which time it had been noticed as far south as Birmingham, Ala. and Athens, Ga.
That the states mentioned above were generally blanketed by the snow clouds is indicated from the reports from different sections. In South Carolina snow was noted at Greenville Union and Laurens.
In Alabama the precipitation was evident at Huntersville and Birmingham. Snow fell in several Georgia cities and towns including Atlanta, Augusta and Athens. Reports from Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn., and Asheville, N. C. indicate that the snow flurry was heavier in that section than in the more southern states. The N&O 10/21/1913