The Feed Trough

In 1895, the everyday life on the frontier was very difficult without having to face the problems of sickness far from medical help. That year, the winter had been especially difficult with the cold, wet weather providing conditions that were conducive to “catching your death” or catching the deadly flu. At that time, there were no vaccines or medicines to prevent any type of viral infections. Anyone who came down with the flu had only their own immune system or a few home remedies to get them through the sickness.

Floyd McKee is a native of Seguin. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and eight of his ancestors were among the 33 Rangers that organized and developed Walnut Springs and Seguin.

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