Tag Archives: Terre Haute Normal School

Smallpox Epidemic, Part LVIII

Indianapolis Journal - 1900-04-05 (Smallpox epidemic)Indiana Notes

The spring term at the Terre Haute Normal School has opened with a much larger attendance than was expected, the smallpox scare manifestly having little effect among the students.

Of the 630 inmates of the State Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home at Knightstown not one was confined to the hospital because of illness, by the report of Tuesday. When there was so much excitement about smallpox all the children were vaccinated and a few cases of temporary illness ensued.

“Indiana Notes,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 5 April 1900, p. 2, col. 5; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 3 February 2015).