Spanish Influenza, Oct. 9, 1918

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Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair looks back in time, over 100 years ago, to the impact of Spanish influenza as reported in the pages of the Sheridan Enterprise in 1918.

All schools, pool halls and picture theaters are closed today, and churches and societies are prepared not to convene until the health authorities decide that the spread of Spanish influenza is over.

Sheridan took the first day of the quarantine with little complaint. Dr. Anna G. Hurd, county health officer, has asked that parents keep their children off the streets as much as possible.

Dr Hurd has placarded between 15 and 20 houses where there are sufferers from the malady. Of course this is simply a warning to the public, not a quarantine. There is no penalty for disregard of the notice.

For Sheridan Media, I’m Pat Blair, with a look at the impact of Spanish influenza in Sheridan on Oct. 9, 1918.

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