Spanish flu struck a century ago

One hundred years ago, the inaptly named Spanish Flu (it didn’t originate in Spain) struck the world with a vengeance, and western Colorado was not spared.

 

My history column this week for The Daily Sentinel explores how that impacted our community and others in Colorado.

Here’s a link to that column:

Flu 10-8-18

influenza ward Walter Reed

This photo, from the Library of Congress, shows A nurse helping patients at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., during the 1918 flu epidemic.

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