, Newburyport, MA

January 8, 2013

This day in history

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1883, the Newburyport Herald reported that fur cuffs and collars on “gentlemen’s” overcoats were the “proper caper” that winter. The paper further noted that, sliding at March’s Hill had become as popular as skating on Frog Pond.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury