Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Ruby Beach]
“Right near this double curve was an old Indian mound that, to my knowledge, has never been excavated.
It was great
“I remember the first yellow fever epidemic in 1877, and the one in 1888, when we refugeed for several months to a camp on Big Pottsburg Creek. My father was on the Board of Health at the time and was on quarantine duty at Key West.
“One day my husband came to Jacksonville for supplies at the height of the epidemic, and when he returned I asked if he had brought a late paper. He said he had been in such a hurry he forgot it. I gave him a terrible tongue-lashing, as I was anxious to learn the latest news of the plague and those affected. A few days later word was sent to me that my mother had been very ill with the yellow fever, but was now on the road to recovery. The day my husband had ‘forgotten to buy a paper” her name was published among those stricken, and this was his way of not permitting