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1918 Spanish Flu in South Dakota


The 1918 Spanish flu was a global disaster and affected a high percentage of the population, hence the term “pandemic.” Reports indicated that about a fifth of the world’s population contracted the Spanish flu over a two year period. Deaths world-wide ranging anywhere from 25 to 50 million people, estimates show that about 675,000 Americans died of the flu in 1918.

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South Dakota Deaths by County

South Dakota Map of Flu Deaths

Newspaper Articles

Governor Norbeck Ill; Has Influenza
The Sioux Falls Press, November 26, 1918

Open Air Funerals
Rapid City Daily Journal-October 9, 1918

Arrested for Spitting on Sidewalk
Rapid City Daily Journal, October 27, 1918

To Avoid Spanish Flu
Daily Huronite, October 23, 1918

Foley's Honey & Tar
The Sioux Falls Press, November 19, 1918



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