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History Matters: Bone chilling temperatures were heralded in 19th century Louisiana

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Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner
Gary Joiner, Ph.D.

During fall 1878 the southern Mississippi Valley was gripped by a massive Yellow Fever epidemic. North Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas had outbreaks of the Saffron Scourge, and the frost seemed to help bring an end to the suffering.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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