“Nothing to really compare with this” – A reflection on the 1918 influenza epidemic in Wilkes-Barre

"Three hundred miles of funeral processions, and the tears and groans that accompany these sad partings."

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Women faced great risks, but volunteered to save lives in Harrisburg during the 1918 flu epidemic

During the height of the 1918 influenza epidemic, the women of Central Pennsylvania jumped into action.

Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918

"Good music always has an appeal to most people," wrote a reporter accompanying a Liberty Loan Drive parade through Central Pennsylvania in the early fall of 1918. And in the coal towns of Dauphin County's Williams Valley, the bands and singers were particularly successful in attracting a crowd. On the evening of October 2, 1918, … Continue reading Parade to raise money for World War I brought deadly influenza to Williams Valley in 1918