From Here To Over There : Fremont County In The Great War
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The Red Cross

The American Red Cross was active in Fremont County especially once the flu pandemic of 1918 hit. They opened an emergency hospital in the Y.M.C.A building to care for the large amount of people sick with the flu and pneumonia.

To raise money the local Red Cross hosted events such as "Tag Days". For 10 cents or more, Red Cross volunteers would pin a red tag on donors. The hope was to raise at least $500 with the tags. The Red Cross also canvassed the county to acquire a census of nurses. They wanted to know how many nurses would be available should the need for more arise.

This photo shows a local recruiting booth for Red Cross volunteers, 1918.
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1994.035.226
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