The people of Fresno try to figure out how to celebrate the end of the Great War — without reviving the flu epidemic.
The flu appeared to be losing its grip on the city, suggesting that Fresno’s strict social distancing measures were bearing fruit.
Masks were certainly controversial. In San Francisco, a deputy health officer had shot and severely wounded a man who refused to don one.
As Fresno moved into the fourth week of its influenza outbreak, the situation appeared increasingly dire.
As Fresno entered the third week of the flu pandemic, health officials scrambled to convince residents to take it seriously.
As Fresno entered the second week of the influenza epidemic, all eyes were on the…
As Fresno’s flu outbreak passed the one-week mark, the virus’s deadly potential started to come…
In our new series, historian Ethan J. Kytle follows the 1918-19 flu epidemic in Fresno, CA, as it was chronicled in local newspapers and other primary sources.