Collections Carousel – The Flu

Check out this article from the front page of the 31 October 1957 issue of the Little Falls Daily Transcript. Though more hopeful then the reports we are hearing in the news today, it could easily be a report on this year’s H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu).  For current information on 2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu), check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (

Flu on Skids At 3 Schools In Little Falls

The influenza siege appears on the downgrade in Little Falls today with absenteeism in three of the schools showing improvement. The Lindbergh school had 191 out of classes today, compared to 225 Wednesday, although two more teachers were added to the sick list today, making a total of five teachers absent there. The junior-senior high school reported 139 absent today, a marked improvement over the 188 absentee list Wednesday. The Freedhem school reported four absent today. St. Francis high school said that about 45 students were absent today. There were no reports available from St. Mary’s or Our Lady of Lourdes parochial schools today.

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