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Retrospective: How the Billings Gazette covered the 1918 flu epidemic

Retrospective: How the Billings Gazette covered the 1918 flu epidemic

Many of the headlines from the Billings Gazette's coverage of the 1918 influenza epidemic would sound familiar today. Sporting events were canceled, quarantines were enacted, numbers of cases and deaths frequent rose, and the newspaper dispelled rumors spreading about the disease. Here are some snippets of the Gazette's coverage from September to December 1918 covering the peak of the outbreak, which occurred in October of that year.

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