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Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago...September, Part II


September 27, 2023

125 YEARS AGO, SEPTEMBER - PART II: There were plenty of headlines in the Jefferson Valley Zephyr for the second half of September 1897. Dozens were killed and at least 185 injured in a Colorado train wreak; tensions were high between police and strikers at a mine near Latimer, Pennsylvania; the entire state of Mississippi was quarantined due to an outbreak of yellow fever; a tornado struck Port Arthur, Texas resulting in at least six deaths; and the Never Sweat mine in Butte was the scene of multiple fatalities. The following articles are taken as written from the September 17 and 24, 1897...

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