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“Honor the Nurses” – 1918 Influenza Pandemic in the Coal Region
An editorial from 1918 celebrated the efforts of nurses in the influenza pandemic. The words still ring true in our own pandemic.
“No charge for medical service” – The US Army and Lykens officials covered medical costs in town’s 1918 emergency hospital
Medical care administered at the emergency hospital in Lykens during the 1918 influenza pandemic was free of charge.
“Don’t Congregate” – Police enforced social distancing in Mt. Carmel in 1918
The full force of the law was used in Mount Carmel to enforce social distancing during 1918 influenza pandemic.
Living History – The COVID-19 Pandemic
During this pandemic, listen to the experts in public health. But also take the opportunity to document this historical moment for future generations.
“Heroic Work” – The incredible effort of Schuylkill County residents to fight the 1918 influenza pandemic
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.
1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic – Share Your Family Stories
Wynning History is seeking your family's story about the impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
A newspaper’s reflection on the death toll from Spanish Flu in Schuylkill County – 1918
The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.
Article in ‘The Atlantic’ highlights opioid addiction and economic distress in the Coal Region
Olga Khazan's January 2020 article highlights how depression, economic peril, and stress ushered in the opioid crisis in Northeastern PA.
“1917” – A film experience that brings the horror of World War I to life
A scene from the film mirrors the experience of a Coal Region doctor who served with the British in WWI.