1918 Spanish Flu

“The Oregon State Board of Health listed 48,146 cases of the virus between October 1, 1918, and September 30, 1920, and 3,675 resulting deaths, or a death rate of 505 per 100,000.”

Do you know of family members who contracted or died of the 1918 flue epidemic?  Do you know stories of how it affected family members lives?

From the Oregon Historical Society:

1918 Influenza Arrives

Fort Stevens and Astoria Hit First


Benson Polytechnic Quarantined

Preparing for the Outbreak

Benson Polytechnic Barracks Complete

Grocery Deliveries Altered

All Hospital Beds Taken

Additional Beds Needed

Vaccine Serum Prepared

Telephone Orders Encouraged

More Buildings Repurposed

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