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October 6, 1918

Flu is widespread in Arizona, there are more than 17,000 cases in the army camps. Public facilities are closed in El Paso, Phoenix and Jerome. General March reports that the war is progressing well, with more than a quarter of a million troops arriving in France monthly. In Perth Amboy, NJ a munitions plant exploded and killed more than 50 workers.

Source: “Influenza is Gaining; Arizona Hit,” Bisbee Daily, Bisbee, Arizona, October 6, 1918. Page 1, Column 6.

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