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Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 38 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 26 page 38
Mohave Desert. 2100 ft. ---------- - Ludlow is a little village, a r.r. junction that would serve as a stopping place or center for botanical trips. - Cont from p. 21. After Mrs. F.'s husband vamoosed she kept the little store and the p.o. She had a hard time but she worked like blazes to turn a penny in any and every way. Her kitchen was right off the p.o. and she would bake bread and sell it to anyone that came along. Then the small pox came through that country. It was a mild form but it was small pox. The mexicans always have it. The mining company's store was right across the way and would like to run ::::::::: 20 Oct. 1912. ---------- her out. Had they known the small pox was there they would have closed her up. As her debts were still heavy this would have ruined her. So she sat tight when her children came down with small pox, kept them in a house in the yard, disinfected herself every time she went into the store or p.o. Then when the children pulled through she burnt up everything connected with the disease and disinfected thoroughly. She had not done this 2 full days when inspectors came and charged her with having small pox on the premises. She denied it and proposed that they investigate which they did. They went away puzzled but she was victorious. Through
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