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Live streaming event examines the 1918 flu pandemic, its impact on sports

HOUGHTON — Join the Carnegie Museum of the Keweenaw on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. for “The Spanish Flu . . . and Hockey,” a Zoom presentation by Bill Sproule.

In this live-stream Zoom presentation, Dr. Sproule will discuss the 1918 Flu Pandemic, and hockey — why it was called the Spanish Flu, the three waves, and its impact on sports: The 1919 Stanley Cup playoffs were cancelled before the deciding game of the final series and one player, Joe Hall, who had played for Portage Lake earlier in his career, died. There are many fascinating stories and it is interesting to see the similarities to today’s pandemic.

To view this live presentation, click on the following Zoom link up to ten minutes before 7:00 pm.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85905385876?pwd=aVk0WURqUlpQb2hJbXRqWnRFUDlxZz09

You will be prompted to download the free Zoom app, if you do not already have it. For those with a Zoom app, the Meeting ID is: 859 0538 5876. During the presentation, you may send questions and/or comments via Zoom Chat to be addressed at the end.

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