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The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago in Spokane: Nurses battling flu lauded; Washington Cracker Co. changes name

The Spokesman-Review honored the heroes in the battle against the Spanish flu: the nurses at the city’s emergency influenza hospital. “They have worked often for 48 hours at a stretch,” said the paper. “… They have comforted the dying and helped the sick toward recovery. They have fought the fight as the men in the trenches fought when they were sleepy and hungry and tired.”