28 Mar 2020 Coronavirus noteDear Readers, the United States is undergoing an almost unique medical and leadership crisis. Over a century ago, we endured another pandemic, the flu. Read The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry to see how the world coped with the 1917-1918 influenza outbreak. This may have killed over 50 million people, many of whom were in India, where the total number of deaths will never be known.
I wrote these Texas articles several months ago. I will keep posting them with the hope that they help take your minds, if only temporarily, off the miserable virus news. Conditions will get better.
Heading west in the PanhandleHeading northwest out of Wichita Falls, you enter the big prairie country, with seemingly endless farms and lonely country farm roads. US 287 does pass through an occasional town, most of which, I assume, were built during the railroad era of the late-1800s.
|Big farm country, Chillicothe, Texas (Moto G5 digital image)|
In the next article, the journey west continues!