August 20, 2015

Catahoula Put In Quarantine, 1936

In the Spring of 1936, residents of Catahoula Parish suffered from an influenza epidemic.  All public gatherings were prohibited until the quarantine was lifted.  

From an article appearing in the March 29, 1936 edition of the Monroe Morning World we find that not everyone agreed with the call to quarantine the parish.  Ultimately, the parish board of health ruled that an emergency existed and the entire parish was placed in quarantine.

Monroe Morning World - 3/29/1936

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