An October 1918 PSA from the Pennsylvania state government told residents how to avoid pandemic influenza, or if necessary, how to treat it.
Scranton newsboys pleaded for face masks at the peak of the 1918 pandemic
As the 1918 pandemic reached its peak in Scranton, PA, the city's newsboys had a fascination with face masks.
Facebook Live – 1918 Influenza Pandemic
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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.
“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.
A story from 1918 reveals chaos as “Spanish flu” raged through Schuylkill County
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
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.
“May these sights soon cease” – Influenza in Pottsville, 1918
"Sorrow and woe stalk almost unceasingly in our midst," wrote the Pottsville Republican in October 1918.