Congratulations to Mr. John Jekielek of McGaffey for getting the Benjamin Franklin Length of Service award for more than 55 years of taking observations as a NWS Cooperative observer! The link to this award was posted on the Albuquerque NWS webpage recently. Jekielek has operated the MCGAFFEY 5 SE station since May of 1956. Below is a scan of the May 1956 report at the McGaffey 5 SE station.
Franklin was the first U.S. Postmaster General and instructed other postmasters to record the weather.