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Swamp fever, bootleggers, graduation, car theft, rattlers


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The Odessa Record

June 7, 1918

Swamp fever kills horses: Henry and George Gettman, well known farmers residing south of Odessa, lost seven good work horses last week while in pasture north of Krupp. The dead horses were discovered Friday and a number of others were sick at the time. Dr. Fred Balmer, the local veterinarian called on Dr. MaWhinney of Harrington and the State Veterinarian, Otto Menig of Spokane, for assistance and in consultation later it was decided that the animals had died of swamp fever caused by their drinking place becoming con...

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