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Local family journal captures life out west in flu pandemic of 1918-19

“Despite my young age, it was something I would never forget” by Kate Shunney Iva Lou Michael Dawson’s personal diary chronicles the sickness and financial burdens of the 1918-1919 “Spanish flu” pandemic that swept through the U.S. and across the globe, leaving its mark on her family . Dawson’s daughter, Sylvia Thomas, transcribed the pages . . .

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