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This Week in History: Public gatherings prohibited

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This Week in History

This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal 100 years ago.

No dances, picture shows, public meetings or gatherings. Anyone with a cold not to mingle with other people and any suspicious case must not be moved until examined and ordered to do so by the Health Officer. For companies or anyone employing men, do not import any men for the present.

Ordered by the Mayor and Town Board of Breckenridge, Colorado.

From Down the Blue

Harold Lasky returned home Tuesday from Kremmling where he has been going to school. The Kremmling school is closed on account of the Spanish influenza.

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Peace talk pervades the air, but it is falling on deaf ears as far as the armies in the field are concerned. Instead of a relaxation in the intensity of the fighting, new hostilities on what seemingly is a major scale are being carried out by the British, French and Belgians in Belgian Flanders.

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Governor J.C. Gunter has issued a statement and appeal to assist the Red Cross in the collection of fruit pits and nut shells, so greatly needed by the government for the making of carbon to be used in gas masks.


Twenty-seven deaths, making a total of 78, and 194 new cases making a total of 1,326 is the official record of the Spanish influenza in Denver up to Monday night.

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