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Cheney Free Press

Nov. 8 1918,

Nov. 11 1921

An outbreak of deadly influenza eases grip on west plains cities

Throughout the months of September and October, the residents of Cheney and other west plains communities had suffered with a deadly outbreak of the “disease.” Both local physicians and representatives of the army, whose personnel had also suffered greatly, addressed community fear and reported an ease in the number of cases.

Additionally, officials commented on the state of those still afflicted, saying “One of the most serious cases of the influenza at the present time...

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