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Photos from: This isn't Boulder's first or last pandemic

Courtesy Longmont Museum

Soldiers in training at Ft. Riley, KS in June 1917. Among them was Dick Smith, a 1912 Longmont High graduate who survived WWI, but later contracted Spanish Flu and died in 1919. Ft. Riley is thought to be the epicenter of the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic that killed 20 to 50 million people worldwide.

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