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THE REACTION TO THE PANDEMIC OF 1918


During the influenza epidemic of 1918, Portland converted one of its newest
and largest buildings, the Portland Auditorium, into a temporary hospital.
 

Make-shift hospitals were set up in Portland, and other cities.  Here volunteer nurses from the American Red Cross tend influenza sufferers in the Oakland Auditorium, in California.

The Spanish influenza pandemic became one of the deadliest events
in history. Although the Spanish flu struck Portland, Oregon more
than a century ago, how Portlanders reacted then has an uncanny parallel to what we’re experiencing now with the Coronavirus. The
first confirmed case in Portland was a soldier, a private on his way
to Texas for training.

Just a week after Portland’s first Spanish flu diagnosis, the Oregon
State Board of Health ordered all public gathering places to shut
down statewide. Parades were canceled. Church services were
suspended. Restaurants sat empty. Dance halls silent. And
suddenly, 36,000 Portland students had nowhere to go. 

In addition to the closures, stores and businesses limited hours. Portland’s famous department store, Meier & Frank, asked
customers not to come into their store but rather to make delivery orders.

Officials urged Portland residents to wash their hands and keep
at least 4 feet apart — the prototype of “social distancing.”
(OPB)

Salem History: How the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic compares to COVID-19
The Oregon Statesman.

Seattle police officers wear masks during the influenza epidemic made by the local chapter of the American Red Cross in this National Archives photo dated December 1918.




 

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ADMITTED TO THE UNION ON THIS DAY IN 1859

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Official seal of Oregon

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEAVER STATE!


Mount Hood is the highest peak in Oregon.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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In 1942, U.S. President Roosevelt signed an executive order giving
the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

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During World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo
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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is 77 years old today.

Smokey Robinson was a big fan of Westerns and thought his uncle’s nickname
Smokey Joe was a cowboy moniker. He was inspired to play by artists like Billy
Ward and His Dominoes.

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Labor Day 1911 in Medford, Oregon

While most sources, even the Department of Labor, credit Peter McGuire with
the origination of Labor Day (1882), recent evidence suggests that the true
father of Labor Day may in fact be another famous union leader of the 19th
Century, Matthew Maguire.

Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday on February 21, 1887. By the
time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated
Labor Day.

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DAVE FROHNMAYER HAS DIED AT 74

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Dave Frohnmayer (July 9, 1940 – March 9, 2015)

Frohnmayer was an attorney, politician, and university administrator
from Oregon. He was the 15th president of the University of Oregon
(
UO), serving from 1994 to 2009. His tenure as president was the
second-longest after John Wesley Johnson. He was the first native
Oregonian to run the UO. Frohnmayer previously served as Oregon
Attorney General
from 1981 to 1991, and subsequently served as
dean at the University of Oregon School of Law before serving as
president of the university. He died Monday night after battling
prostate cancer.  

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