Deadwood, South Dakota by Lee Williamson
Ignite Portland 8
Deadwood, South Dakota
While the news media continues to try to scare us shitless about the H1N1 Influenza virus, the present outbreak has nothing on what happened in 1918.
This is a story of how and why my grandfather, grandmother, and my aunt and uncle survived the influenza pandemic of 1918 - without Purell - and due entirely to the intercession of Deadwood, South Dakota's most notorious brothel owner: "Poker Alice".