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America’s First Pandemic Debuted in Whitehall

It is surprising to see, as COVID-19 sweeps the world, how similar some of the challenges are to those the country faced when cholera arrived in 1832. In both cases America watched disease spread from country to country and wondered when, and for some, if, it would reach our shores. When it did, it appeared first in Whitehall, NY, to an America that was unprepared to cope with a virulent and unfamiliar disease. Click here for the full story.

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