102 Years Ago, Thousands Of People In Missouri Died Due To A Strain Of The Flu

Pandemics are certainly nothing new. Today’s headlines shout warnings about the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID19, preventative measures to take, and the count of those who have tested positive and those who have died to date. Just over a century ago, the world faced another pandemic, the 1918 influenza pandemic, the deadliest disease outbreak in history to date.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Are you concerned about the possibility of another influenza pandemic in Missouri? Join the conversation in the comments! Since we’re talking about history today, do you know the history of Trail of Tears State Park in Jackson, Missouri?

Address: Missouri, USA