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Episode 48: Ghosts of the Pandemic, Part 2: Home Front

In 1918, Americans on the home front were supporting their troops fighting in Europe while waging a war of their own against a deadly pandemic. Does one of the souls lost to the flu still haunt a Midwestern college?   Sources Fannon-Langton, Dianne. The Ghost of Helen Roberts. The Gazette, 10/20/2019 Langton, Diane. Time Machine: Flu killed …

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Episode 46: Ghosts of the Pandemic, Part 1: Arrival

As America prepared to fight World War I, the deadliest pandemic the world has ever seen arrived silently. 50 million people died. Do some of them still wander the earth?   Sources Garamone, Jim. World War I: Building the American Military. http://www.defense.gov Barry, John M. The site of origin of the 1918 influenza pandemic and …

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Ghosts of the Pandemic, Part 3: Burial

Mt. Zion is a small cemetery outside of Newton, Iowa. For decades, farmers and their families have buried their loved ones there, allowing them to enjoy their eternal rest surrounded by the farm ground that they had spent their entire lives tending to. It was one such burial that brought the gravediggers there that day. …

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