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(WEST--TEXAS.) Charles W. Hurley. Notice of Quarantine. Letterpress broadside, 14 x 8 1/2 inches, signed in type as mayor of Galveston; horizontal fold, minor wear, light offsetting. Galveston, TX, 15 May 1873
The Galveston posting of a statewide quarantine, in reaction to the latest in a series of horrific yellow fever epidemics which plagued the Texas coast. Not until the new century was it proved that the disease was spread by mosquitoes, at which point the breeding grounds were drained, and the disease virtually eliminated in the United States. Winkler & Friend, Texas Imprints 3210 (tracing only the State Library copy); none in OCLC.
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