Sunday, October 22, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 22

October 22, 1901 – The State Board of health today issued one of its bi-weekly reports upon the smallpox conditions in Minnesota. In this report are shown a total of 135 new cases reported to the department during the period of two weeks. These cases involve 35 different localities, and are divided among 26 counties.

Red Lake County has the largest number of cases, 15, all of which are at Red Lake Falls; Stearns County, 12, all at Collegeville; Polk County, 11, all at Crookston; Sibley County, 4 in Sibley Township, and 5 in Severance Township; Renville County, 3 in the town of Renville and 8 in the town of Wang; Houston County, 9 in La Crescent Township; Hennepin County, 1 in Minneapolis; and St. Louis County, 2 in Duluth. The other cases are scattered through the state in small numbers.

The Saint Paul Globe; “Smallpox on Increase. Board of Health Reports 135 New Cases.”; Oct. 23, 1901; p. 2.


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