We Are Afraid: Clay County and the Spanish Flu
202 1st Ave N, Moorhead, MN 56560, USA
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
"We Are Afraid": Clay County and the Spanish FluTuesday, December 11, 6:00:PM - 8:00PMHjemkomst Center ($10/Free)Join us at the Hjemkomst Center as HCSCC Senior Archivist Mark Peihl offers a history of the deadliest flu pandemic in recorded history: the 1918 "Spanish" Flu. The disease came to the Red River Valley in late-September of 1918 and proceeded to infect thousands and kill hundreds in the Red River Valley. Globally, it infected about one-third of the population and killed between 50-100 million people (about 2.5% - 5% of the population). Using diary and journal entries, news accounts and meeting minutes, public health data, and modern science, Mark will reconstruct and reexamine the local front of the flu fight. This event is offered in conjunction with our current exhibition, War, Flu, & Fear: World War I and Clay County.
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