75 Years Ago* Dr. William Welch, health officer for...

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September 26, 1993|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

75 Years Ago

* Dr. William Welch, health officer for Annapolis, has closed all movie theaters and pool halls until further notice because of the flu epidemic. All churches have voluntarily closed. -- The Sun, Oct. 7, 1918.

* Anne Arundel County Superintendent George Fox today closed all county schools until further notice because of the flu epidemic. -- The Sun, Oct. 9, 1918.

* The first woman in the state of Maryland to carry the mail on a rural free delivery route is Mrs. Alex. Proskey of Annapolis. Her Route No. 2 includes Iglehart, Sherwood Forest, the Old Ferry Road and the Water Works, a total of 27 miles daily. -- Anne Arundel County Kuethe Library files, Oct. 17, 1918.

* As of this date, some 692 deaths from the flu epidemic have occurred at Camp Meade. There have been over 12,000 cases of influenza and pneumonia. -- The Sun, Oct. 17, 1918.

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