The Next Twenty Years after the First Thanksgiving

Last time we looked at the growth over the first decade after the Mayflower arrived and celebrated the first Thanksgiving. Let’s take a look at how growth continued. June 1630—The Winthrop fleet arrive with 700 colonists, some of whom settle … Continued

The First Decade After the First Thanksgiving

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We’ve been discussing the Mayflower journey and events leading up to it, as well as the journey, first year and first Thanksgiving. We’re going to wrap it up with a brief overview of events which happened in the century following … Continued

How did the Flu Epidemic End in 1918?

After the second wave, many U.S. cities saw a dramatic increase in outbreaks. The greatest question researchers ask is why was the second wave so lethal? The third wave, in October, had spread throughout the world. The explanation given at … Continued

Casualties of 1918 Flu Epidemic

More than 500 million people worldwide are said to have been affected by the influenza pandemic.  In other words, 27% of the world’s population was infected. The estimations vary about how many died during this time, but historians believe the … Continued