Groundhog Day: Fun facts and fur

POSTED: 05:38 PM PST Feb 01, 2012    UPDATED: 07:44 AM PST Feb 02, 2016 

Now that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring, learn a little more about where this Groundhog Day tradition comes from.

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The first recorded Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, was on Feb. 2, 1886. Punxsutawney is located in west-central Pennsylvania, about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

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