The bizarre mystery of "prairie madness" | Boing Boing

The bizarre mystery of “prairie madness” | Boing Boing

A new article in Atlas Obscura dives into the mystery of what some have called “prairie madness,” a phenomenon that seemed to afflict American settlers in the mid-1800s to early 1900s as they moved westward and settled into the Great Plains. According to James Gaines, during that time period: Stories began to emerge of formerly …

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