1918 Flu Pandemic Notice

Updated: Sep 11, 2021

1918 Flu Close Down Notice Hillsboro Illinois
1918 Flu Close Down Notice Hillsboro Illinois

From 102 Years Ago - 1918 Spanish Flu Shut Down Hillsboro.




All Moving Picture Shows

Public Schools


Lodge Gatherings

Dances, and

Public Gatherings

Of any kind, are hereby ordered closed because of the influenzas epidemic in Hillsboro, until further notice by the undersigned. This to be effective and supersede all other notices appearing elsewhere in this newspaper, whether in the advertising or news columns.

City Board of Health

of Hillsboro, Illinois

I posted this today due to Coronavirus restrictions which are similar to 1918.

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