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Rabies a big problem for early pioneers


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The Odessa Record

February 9, 1917

Rabid dog raids southwest farms. The southwest Odessa country had its first case of rabies early Monday morning, when a rabid brute, opinions differ as to whether it was a dog or coyote, ran at large in the Doering and Smith neighborhood.

The animal first appeared at the Solomon Doering ranch about 12 miles from Odessa where it bit his dog. It then went to the John Doering place where it bit a dog and some stock. From there it went to Otto Reich's place where it bit a dog and calf and then took a bee line for J.J...

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