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Diphtheria… Monroe County Local History Room


The concept of self-quarantining and social distancing isn’t new to Monroe County. This article appeared in the October 14, 1910 Cashton Record. Diphtheria was prevalent throughout the county until the mid-1920s.

-The Norwalk schools are closed for a couple of weeks on account of the fear of an epidemic of diphtheria. One case, and the first, that of Mrs. Will Dryer resulted in death. Mrs. Dryer was taken ill Sunday morning and died the same evening. A large number of her friends called on...

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