Stories of the Plague

The emotions and experiences of those who lived through the Spanish Influenza epidemic can be recovered from contemporary narrative material.

A letter to the Victoria Daily Times revealed that the pandemic gave the city’s women an opportunity to contribute; see  Women’s Contributions to the Fight Against the Flu.

How the ban on meetings imposed to contain the spread of the disease affected the activities of Victoria citizens is in Free Time with the Flu.

Armistice celebrations in November 1918 were an invitation to the virus; see Armistice crowds ignore ban.

Names and a few stories of those who died have been pieced together from multiple sources in a Memorial Grove; see Lost to the Spanish Flu.

There are also the stories of Survivors.