Monday, May 2, 2011

To Ze Graveyard!

Last week, we visited Riverside Cemetery off of Riverside Road in Macon. We searched the cemetery for gravestones marking those who had died during the year 1918, a year during which the Spanish flu was sweeping across Macon, killing many many people. As a class, we found over 120 gravestones from this date. Here is a link to the data which we yielded:

Basically, the graphs show that the older one was, the smaller amount of time they had to survive after contracting the Spanish flu. Of course, we could not be sure that all of these people died from this epidemic.

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