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SR101 Baptist Orphanage

FILES

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Dublin Core

Title

SR101 Baptist Orphanage

Description

Life at the orphanage often paralleled the events within Salem. Some of those were not positive. In 1918, a severe outbreak of the Spanish flu closed Salem’s schools, churches, and businesses for over a month. Sixty children at the Baptist orphanage contracted the illness, including its nurse, Mary Dunton. Ms. Dunton died as a result, having served as the orphans’ nurse for twelve years. In addition to her, the epidemic took the lives of 13 others living in Salem.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1915

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

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Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr101

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

Citation

unknown, “SR101 Baptist Orphanage,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr101.