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The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Gettysburg

9/3/20

Time: 7pm

Price: FREE

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368 Springs Avenue
Gettysburg, PA

In this program, physician Ron Krablin takes a look at pandemics throughout history. In particular, he investigates the Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed millions during the World War One era. It was brought to Gettysburg through soldiers in training at Camp Colt on the battlefield and quickly spread through the town and county. Without a hospital nearby, the flu took its toll on soldiers and civilians alike. In the wake of this disaster, John Warner, a local businessman, donated land to build a hospital in Gettysburg, and he named it for his wife, Annie M. Warner, a survivor of the Spanish Flu. Join Dr. Krablin for this timely program and learn more about the last major pandemic in Gettysburg and Adams County. NOTE: This program will premier on the ACHS Facebook Page, at 7pm on Thursday, September 3rd. To receive updates about future programs, join our email list here.

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