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September 23, 1918

The influenza outbreak is raging in Wilmingotn, NC, more than 100 cases, 30 from the year before. RF Hawkins reports that the bridge at Jackson swamp above Lumberton will be torn up for the next 4 days. President Wilson has named October 24 as Liberty Day.

Source: “Spanish Influenza Epidemic in Wilmington,” The Robesonian, Lumberton, North Carolina, September 22, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.

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