May 28, 2023 6.00 pm This story is over 6 months old

The Lincoln typhoid epidemic that infected hundreds

Diseased water made it spread like wildfire

One of the worst peacetime calamities in Lincoln’s history wasn’t caused by fire or natural disaster, but a virulent disease that plagued hundreds of people.

The Typhoid epidemic in the early 20th century arose from abysmal sanitation, killing at least 100 and infecting ten times as many.

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