“Spanish” Influenza Hits Colorado Hard

Imagine sitting at the breakfast table, having your morning coffee, reading the newspaper – and seeing headlines like these: “Mayor Issues Flu Proclamation”, “State Forced to Take Hand in Flu Epidemic”, “More Flu in the Rural Districts”, “Dont Be a Knocker But Help Rid City of the Flu”. Yikes! In 1918 and 1919, influenza and…