Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

Epidemic breaks out among settlers, Fall 1888

"The year 1888 was a bad year for the settlers. It was dry almost to a drouth [drought], the farmers raised almost nothing, and toward the fall an epidemic broke out among them. Many died, and many became discouraged and went away."

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