The 1918 influenza pandemic tore apart this small Pennsylvania family

Influenza swept through the Hensel family of Sheridan, Pennsylvania in October 1918, leaving three dead and lives changed forever.

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A patient’s haunting experience in a Coal Region influenza hospital in 1918

What was it like to fall ill during the deadliest epidemic in human history?

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