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'A real crisis': Deadly Spanish flu pandemic hit Addison County 100 years ago

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Posted on August 9, 2018 |
By James Finn



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A HEADLINE FROM the Middlebury Register from 1918.

ADDISON COUNTY — One hundred years ago this fall an unwelcome visitor came roaring through Northern New England and made a death-dealing stop in Addison County.

The noxious traveler was the Spanish influenza pandemic, which was in the middle of its two-year tear around the globe when it paid visits to Middlebury, Orwell, Shoreham, Bristol and other area towns.

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