Spanish Influenza, Oct. 12, 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.

In cooperation between city and state health authorities, Sheridan police today, Oct. 12, hung up about 125 cards announcing the presence of the Spanish influenza.

The utmost diligence is being exercised to effectively exclude the epidemic from the hospital. Everybody is required to fumigate after contact with the ailing, and signs upon the doors proclaim a ban upon the contagion.

As a result of a second order by the health department, the out-of-door service announced yesterday by the Methodist church is hereby recalled. There will be no services or meetings of any kind under the auspices of the Methodist church until further notice.

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