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Nevada County Volunteers battled 1918 pandemic

March 27, 2020

In 1918-19 the Spanish influenza, passing in waves, infected about 20% of the population, killed about 100 people and left dozens of orphans in Nevada County. If not for volunteers, it would have been worse. Facing an alarming situation, Grass Valley Mayor William J. Mitchell, a butcher, asked the County Board of Health to open a temporary facility to relieve the hospitals. … The Grass Valley Ladies Relief Society funded it and Red Cross nurses and volunteers staffed it.



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