New England’s Yellow Day of 1881: A Saffron Curtain Descends

In summer’s waning days in 1881, New Englanders read about hope for¬†President Garfield‘s recovery from a gunshot wound suffered two months earlier, an imminent rising of the Apache Nation in the West, and a baseball game between the “Bostons” and the “Worcesters”, where unfavorable weather “kept away all spectators” and worries that Pike, the center […]

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