We've been through isolation before

The U.S. today faces a new health challenge, but this is not new to our nation. One hundred years ago, or so, the challenge of unknown illnesses was almost routine. Today a primary recommendation is similar to one used then, isolation. The following is the story of one man in the era of quarantine.

It is not known when Charles Dyer first arrived in the new town of Flomaton, but in 1888 he married a local woman, Fannie Still, when they were both about thirty years old. Their home in the years that followed was a couple of blocks south of the railroad. For most of this time Dyer worked...

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