And In The News, November 24

Bayfield County Press, Nov. 24, 1900

According to Washburn Times the number of smallpox cases in Washburn have been greatly exaggerated. Instead of there being nearly 200 cases, as has been reported, the Times says there are only 22 cases, two of which are in the pest house, 7 on a farm a mile or two from town and 13 in the city.

The Times says further that Washburn can boast that there is not a single case of diphtheria or similar disease in the city and on the whole, notwithstanding the few cases of a light form of smallpox, there is not a healthier community in northern Wisconsin.

Phew!

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