Flu at French Creek tie camp
Articles in a January 1919 issue of a Wyoming weekly newspaper report that World War I is just over and that flu is rampant.
The lead story notes, “Dr. Irwin has been called to the French Creek tie camp three times during the past ten days to attend flu patients, something over half the population of the camp, which totals about 60 persons, having contracted the disease.
“The camp has no nurses and lack of care for the patients is presenting a serious obstacle in combating the disease.
“The first death in the camp from this cause occurred Tuesday evening, when a young Swede, whose name we did not learn, succumbed to the disease. Several others are reported to be in a very serious condition, but no new cases have developed since the first wholesale outbreak of the malady there last week.”