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TOPIC: Flu Pandemic of 1918


Subject: Story about the effect on New Mexico Residents
Posted: November 13, 2005 1:19 PM MST
Comments: I recently spoke to Jeanette Young, an (almost) centigenerian, about what she remembers about the impat of the flu hitting New Mexico residents. She reported that it was a terrible situation. Her husband, Dave Young, was a cowboy on a ranch outside of Taos. She said that Dave and his brother spent weeks, going from ranch to ranch, feeding and watering the animals, chopping wood and burying the dead. He reported to his wife that he thought it would never end. Many of their neighboring ranchers, and their families, died during the pandemic.
Posted By: Martha Moody


Subject: Mogollon Cemetery
Posted: January 11, 2010 7:54 PM MST
Comments: The mining town of Mogollon down in Grant or Catron county has a cemetery with family after family laid out within a few weeks of each other during that epidemic. I haven't been there in about 30 years, so I can't say what condition its in - but boy, was it dramatic to see that.
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