The Spanish Flu Epidemic Hits Hard

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Oct. 12, 1918: Thirty-nine flu-stricken men were being cared for in the Elk’s emergency hospital at noon today and only two beds were vacant. All the women being treated at the hospital were removed to the Masonic Lodge emergency hospital Friday afternoon and all men who were taken ill with influenza during the epidemic and have no home in which they may be treated, will be cared for in the Masonic hospital.

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