February 18, 1892 — The most gorgeous display ever seen in this section was that which lighted up the northern sky last Saturday night between half past 6 and 10 o’clock.
It was the aurora borealis, commonly called the “Northern Lights.” When first seen, before the moon rose, the arch spanned across the entire firmament, one end resting as it were on the Massanutton and the other on the Blue Ridge.
The lights were wonderfully bright, and it is not surprising that persons who did not understand their origin were frightened. Large and sometimes dazzling patches of rose-colored lights appeared in the skies to the north and northwest, extending upward to the zenith.
Though the lights were so brilliant they seemed like lively veils.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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