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Way Back When in Santa Barbara & Mesa Memories

Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- November 5, 1918

(Image: Illustrated Current News, October 18, 1918)

WAY BACK WHEN, 100 years ago today, on November 5, 1918, in the midst of the Spanish Flu pandemic, the local paper wrote, "Beginning at noon Wednesday, November 6, no person will be allowed to enter or to ride upon any streetcar, auto bus, taxicab or other vehicle … without wearing a mask, veil or handkerchief securely fastened over the nose and mouth. By order of the Board of Health of Santa Barbara."

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