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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#168: El Vomito Negro: Yellow Fever Outbreak of 1867

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We’ve talked about Texas’ industrial, ecological, and man-made disasters before, but today we’re discussing the worst epidemic outbreak in the history of the Lone Star State, the Yellow Fever Outbreak of 1867.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite method of avoiding mosquitos in Texas?

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