Video | 131st Ground Hog Day
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- As early as 1886, German immigrants observed Groundhog Day and established the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in 1899. According to folklore, if the hibernating groundhog- known as Punxsutawney Phil leaves its borrow on February 2 and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The legend is based on a European custom predicting the length of winter by weather conditions on Candlemas, an ancient Christian festival.
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Cameron Hart fell in love with photography his first year of college and is exploring documentary and journalistic photography. Branching into multimedia journalism he has discovered a passion for telling stories through building relationships and establishing personal connections. Last summer he interned with the Toledo Blade. Follow him on Instagram @cameronhartphoto