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Evanston Dimensions | Cold, Gray Days in Evanston, Part 3

Part 3: How Things Ended 100% American The obituary list grew longer, reflecting an expanding landscape of sorrow across the city. Despite the reality of what was unfolding, some officials tried to maintain morale, often proclaiming that the epidemic was slowing; it was “lessening;” it would soon be over. Just two days before Evanston’s quarantine […]

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Evanston Dimensions | Cold, Gray Days in Evanston, Part 2

Influenza continued to spread across the country. Now, all Americans were instructed that they were required to join in a new kind of fight being waged on the home front. Influenza was an ENEMY.It needed to be COMBATTED.It needed a multi-pronged ATTACK. Just as soldiers overseas suited up for combat, so too did many Americans […]

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Evanston Dimensions | Cold, Gray Days in Evanston

The Evanston History Center is happy to partner with the Evanston RoundTable to share the insights that our expansive collection of Evanston history provides. Public records, newspapers, letters, maps, photographs, and artifacts all carry messages from the past to inform our lives today. The differences and changes can be compelling, disconcerting, educational, but always fascinating […]