Minnesota: Surviving Scourges for 162 Years

Much more than one hundred a long time have passed considering that a lethal influenza epidemic drove the state into a quarantine like the a single we’re confronting now with COVID-19. The tale of these disorders starts right before civilization by itself, transcending imaginary borders like Minnesota—or America. Let’s revisit some of our state’s darkest battles in this by no means-ending campaign—and, for reassurance, see how we came out the other side.


1854

Steamboats have cholera up the Mississippi River to St. Paul. The city’s newspapers, politicians, and board of overall health attempt to suppress details about the outbreak. The Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph take care of the stricken at the state’s very first hospital.


1862

After the violence of the U.S.-Dakota War, the military forcibly marches a one,658-individual, 4-mile-extensive caravan of Dakota individuals to Ft. Snelling. Typically women and kids, the detainees invest the winter in

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