Spanish flu swept through area in 1918


April 1, 2020

This illustration from the Oct. 17, 1918, edition of The Tucumcari Times was printed during the Spanish flu pandemic that swept the area and reflects the nation's involvement in World War I at the time.

A pandemic that spread into Quay County prompted the closing of schools, quarantine in Tucumcari and pleas from its mayor to avoid personal contact.

These conditions aren't from the current coronavirus epidemic. This is from more than a century ag...

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