The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918
The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 - The Worst Flu Season in Wisconsin History. "...Between September and the end of December 1918, more than 8,400 Wisconsin residents died of influenza. Declared by the State Board of Health as the most 'disastrous calamity that has ever been visited upon the people of Wisconsin,' the Spanish flu had swept across America in under seven days, infecting more than 100,000 people in Wisconsin alone. These newspaper articles from September and October 1918 capture some of the fear that gripped communities stricken by the flu."