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Mad Hatter

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Victorian Web

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Mercury was used by Victorian-era hat makers to treat fur, resulting in tremors and memory loss. This was the basis for Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter character in the classic novel Alice in Wonderland. Today mercury exposure occurs at lower-levels, and usually comes from contaminated fish. Drawing courtesy of Victorian Web.

Yontocket Cemetery Entrance

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Smith River Rancheria Archives

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Unlike many forgotten locations of Native American genocide, the Tolowa Dunes massacre site is a marked memorial. During the “Taa-laa-wa Dee-ni’ Holocaust” of 1853-1856, the Tribe diminished from 10,000 to 1,000. Now hunters have their eye on Tolowa ancestral land. Will the site lose protection? Photo: Smith River Rancheria Archive.

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