Sevier County Influenza Broadside
This collection consists of a broadside, dated October 11, 1918, informing citizens of Sevier County, Tenn., of ways in which they can stop the spread of influenza. The broadside notes that the flu "is now sweeping over the United States and claiming its hundreds by such complications as pneumonia and that it has at last reached our county."
- 1918 October 11
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0.1 Linear Feet
Collection consists of a broadside, dated October 11, 1918, informing citizens of Sevier County, Tenn., of ways in which they can stop the spread of influenza.
The influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 was statewide. Approximately 20 million people died worldwide, including more than 500,000 Americans. The city of Chattanooga lost nearly 5,900 civilians by October 19, 1918.
Collection consists of a single broadside.
Collection was purchased in January 2006.