These Pictures Of Nashville During The 1918 Pandemic Proves That History Repeats Itself

COVID-19 has sent the world into a wild season of social distancing, and Tennessee is responding in tune. Folks find themselves isolated in their homes for weeks at a time, and the state government is poised to move as the world’s population responds to a pandemic the United States hasn’t seen the likes of since 1918. If you look back in the state’s archives, you’ll find a shockingly low number of photographic evidence from the pandemic of 1918. Sweeping illness shook the nation and Nashville was stymied by infection and strong, medical response. Curious about Music City during 1918? Take a look below!

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