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Aull About History 4 – Spanish Flu of 1918

Welcome to the fourth episode of Aull About History, the local history podcast from The Dominion Post in partnership with the Aull Center, a branch of Morgantown Public Library.

Follow along as we explore the rich history of Morgantown and North Central West Virginia.

In this episode, historians Nathan Wuertenberg and Mike McClung examine the impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, better known as the Spanish Flu, on Morgantown and the surrounding area.

archival image of nurses in Morgantown circa 1918
A group portrait of nurses, probably Red Cross workers/nurses, in front of Post Office in Morgantown, W. Va, ca. 1918 (Courtesy of WVU’s West Virginia & Regional History Center)

Music in this episode:

“Frog In The Well” by Lucas Gonze, courtesy of the Free Music Archive
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lucas_Gonze/Ghost_Solos/LGonze-GhostSolos-FrogInTheWell

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Laid Back Guitars” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)