Almost 102 years ago on either August 27th or August 28th, two sailors at Commonwealth Pier on the Southie Waterfront reported flu-like symptoms. Within days, 100 more sailors had the flu. By the end of September 1000 Bostonians had died from this flu.
It is believed the flu spread so quickly thanks to A Win the War for Freedom parade through the city that included 1,000 sailors from the pier. They paraded through town and well….the rest is history!
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