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20 Hazelton School Children Poisoned


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Date: 7/25/2012 at 11:39:10

The Oelwein Register
Oelwein, Iowa
27 Sept 1894
Column one

Tremendous excitement prevails in the little village of Hazelton, about four miles from Oelwein, on account of the poisoning of twenty-one small school children. At recess one of the scholars bought two or three pounds of mixed candy, part of which was colored green. This was given to the children as a treat, and shortly after noon it was noticed that the children were affected. Some of the doctors think the candy poisoned the children, while others think it was caused by drinking water from a well that was not used for about nine months.


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