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Across the Fence: The Cholera Corridor
March 27, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

A depiction of cholera in the Le Petit Journal 1912

Among the many causes of casualties that afflicted the flood of emigrants along the California, Oregon and Mormon trails, death by the so-called ‘savages of the plains’ rank as the least deadly. In fact, it is said that the nearly 350,000 emigrants from 1841 to 1866 would have had a greater risk of accidental or premature death if they had stayed at home, than at the hands of Indians. History tends to treat the brutal deaths of helpless travelers...

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