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The 1849 Cholera Outbreak in Jefferson City (Disaster) (Paperback)

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In 1849, a steamship named after President James Monroe headed from St. Louis to Council Bluffs, Iowa. The passengers were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Philadelphia. At St. Louis, they were joined with a group of California gold diggers from Jeffersonville, Indiana. But their trip was interrupted when cholera broke out on board. Local fourteen-year-old James McHenry discovered the steamship after it landed at Jefferson City and observed the dead and dying victims along the riverbank. Author Gary Elliott details the history of the outbreak in the city and its far-reaching effects.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467148054
ISBN-10: 1467148059
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 25th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Disaster
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