Author: Clinch Valley News


“The Influenza Spreads Fast.” (October 18, 1918)

In “The Influenza Spreads Fast,” published by the Clinch Valley News on October 18, 1918, the editors note the impact the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 is having locally on coal production and railroad traffic. The Mayor of Tazewell maintains that the closure of schools and churches must stay in place to avoid the high death toll from the virus that other nearby communities are experiencing.