Beside the armed farmers that surrounded the town to prevent anyone from going in or out, the similarities are kind of crazy between the Lemont smallpox outbreak over 120 years ago and today’s coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to Lemont author and amateur historian Pat Camalliere for telling the story!
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You can pick up any of Camalliere‘s novels on Amazon in paperback or for your kindle.