Influenza in Geneva
On October 6, 1918, the French Military Band played the Geneva Armory. Made up of French veterans, the band was touring the country to promote the Fourth Liberty Loan. The concert was originally scheduled for the lakefront, but was moved to the Armory due to bad weather. The following day, the Geneva Health Board held a meeting to discuss the influenza pandemic. That day two of the French musicians went to the hospital in Rochester with the flu, and the Geneva Daily Times reported that there were 600 cases in Seneca Falls.
The following articles and headlines from the Geneva Daily Times give a quick overview of the influenza pandemic in town before focusing on the Colleges.