Statistical Analysis of Burials at Columbia St.

Plotting Death and Health in early 19th c. Springfield

One way to get a sense of the health, lifespan, and challenges of early American life in Springfield is to look at the burials of those at the Columbia St. Cemetery Project. Below are the plots of the 142 burials from the cemetery showing a critical period of an epidemic in the 1837-1839, when several individuals died. 


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