Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
The blog's focus on the 1918 influenza pandemic has been featured in the Pottsville Republican-Herald.
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.