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Event:
  1866 Cholera epidemic hits
Category:  Human and Social Services
Brief Description:  Due to its inadequate and unclean water supply, St. Louis suffered a cholera epidemic in 1866 whose severity was second only to the epidemic of 1849. The outbreak od disease was attributed to a series of wells which had been dug to supplement the water in the City┬┤s reservoirs. The well water was found to be polluted, but only after many people had become ill and died. (Primm, 266)
Year:  1866
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:    1866
Ending Date:    1866


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Lion of the Valley, St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

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