Fever ‘n’ ague

Settlers in the West had to combat serious illnesses which they hadn’t encountered before. These maladies are now for the most part controlled or at least understood, but in those days they were surrounded by prejudices which hampered any possibility of understanding how to avoid them. The negative effect of the illnesses was that much… Read More

Texas Fever

Texas longhorn are descendants of the first cattle in the Americas which were brought over from Europe by Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Conquistadors in the fifteenth century. Over the intervening centuries, they became extremely well adapted to their environment and their hardiness included resistance to a scourge which, among other names, was called the… Read More