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Way Back When in Santa Barbara, Mesa Memories, & Silent Movies Made in Montecito

"WAY BACK WHEN" WEDNESDAY

Image: courtesy of the Library of Congress

The Santa Barbara Red Cross Asks for Help

 

During the "Spanish Flu" in 1919, the local Red Cross was call­ing for any volunteers who had attended "home nursing" courses. "It is necessary at present to care for many small chil­dren whose parents are removed to the hospitals."

 

Girls and small children were being housed at St. Vincent's on De la Vina Street, and boys were staying at an­other institution. The flu even reached Santa Cruz Island and many of the men there were sick.

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