Margaret’s Christmases Through the Years

2020-12-27T15:30:16-07:00

Christmas in Hannibal, Missouri-Margaret’s Childhood Margaret Tobin (later Brown) celebrated her very first Christmas in Hannibal, Missouri. She was born in 1867, just after the Civil War, to hard working Irish immigrants John and Johanna Tobin. When Margaret was three years old, Christmas became a United States holiday. Christmas trees became popular in England and [...]

Margaret’s Christmases Through the Years2020-12-27T15:30:16-07:00

No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 1918

2020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00

Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward [1910-1920]. Courtesy of Library of Congress It begins with a headache and tiredness followed by a dry, hacking cough. Loss of appetite and stomach problems develop; on the second day, excessive sweating. The symptoms are so severe that it is misdiagnosed at first as cholera, typhoid and dengue. The majority [...]

No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 19182020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00
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