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Looking Back

 


Richard Lefever does a great job on our Looking Back column, and this week he’s put together a collection of stories from The Sentinel of more than a century ago, looking at how the area coped with the raging Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-1919. He begins with a blurb from HistoryLink about how it started in Washington.

1918 –1919 Spanish Flu

September 1918 – HistoryLink.org

More than a century ago, on Sept. 21, 1918, the worldwide “Spanish Flu” pandemic officially arrived in Washington State with the report of 11 cases at Camp Lewis (Joint Base Lewis McCord.) Within two weeks, 700 cases were reported in Seattle. Spanish Flu remains the most widespread and lethal outbreak of dise...



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