Friday, October 12, 2018

100 years ago this week

What was going on 100 years ago this week?

The flu, the Spanish influenza. Schools were closing, church services were cancelled, businesses everywhere were affected, and on top of all that, World War I was still raging.

CLICK HERE for a link to the St. Tammany Farmer of October 12, 1918. The link is provided by the Library of Congress and its Chronicling America service.

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Flu can be fatal, patients are quarantined

Theaters, schools, churches closed

Schools and universities closed

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