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1918 Spanish Influenza Poster

Health Facilities, Armed Forces, Soldiers, Disasters, Natural Disasters Drawing of man in crowd with title "Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases / As Dangerous As Poison Gas Shells / Spread of Spanish Influenza Menaces Our War Production." Two of the background figures are in uniform. [this image was copied from the October 15, 1918 issue of the Hancock newspaper The Evening Copper Journal, but also appeared in other local newspapers. It was distributed by the U.S. Public Health Service along with information on limiting the spread of the influenza virus, and how the flu virus was hampering American efforts in World War I.]

Scanned: February 20, 2007

Italian Hall Disaster

Disasters, Buildings Daily Mining Gazette Newspaper Headline "80 Perish in Christmas Eve Tragedy at Calumet; False Cry of "Fire" the Cause [Front page headline of the Christmas Eve Italian Hall disaster where 50 children and 30 men and women died. Taken from a microfilm copy.]

Scanned: July 12, 2006

Redridge Fire

Disasters, Fires, Historic Sites, Historic Districts, Five fire departments stood by but had no water. Woodman Hall on fire, the Catholic church was next. The Hurontown fire department put out the fire.

Scanned: September 17, 2013

Disasters - Fires

Disasters, Fires, Buildings, Metal Trade, Copper Industry and Trade, Copper Mines and Mining Allouez Roadhouse Fire [Group of people standing around the burned remains of the Allouez Roadhouse]

Scanned: November 6, 2006

Italian Hall -Windstorm

Disasters, Natural Disasters, Buildings, Persons Italian Hall wrecked by windstorm [People standing by the wreckage of building. Rather fuzzy photo from a broken glass slide]

Scanned: May 1, 2006

Disasters - Italian Hall

Disasters, Accidents, Persons Bodies of some of the victims in one of the morgues. [Several bodies of young children are pictured.]

Scanned: August 2, 2006

Disasters - Italian Hall

Burials, Cemeteries, Accidents, Disasters The trenches at the Lake View Cemetery where the victims were buried. [A row of wooden coffins await burial.]

Scanned: August 2, 2006

Disasters - Italian Hall

Disasters, Accidents, Burials Funeral Service for some of the Italian Hall victims. [A crowd of people gather at what appears to be a church service for the victims. Several flower-draped caskets are pictured.]

Scanned: August 2, 2006

Buildings - Italian Hall

Disasters, Buildings, Interior of Italian Hall [View of one of the interior rooms of the building. What once was beautiful woodwork and a tin ceiling can be seen.]

Scanned: August 31, 2006

Buildings - Italian Hall

Accidents, Buildings, Disasters Exterior of the Italian Hall [Photo of the run-down building.]

Scanned: September 6, 2006