Tag Archives: World War I

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918

Appeared in the Gazette, Spring 2018 By Helen Weaver This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, known then as the “Spanish” flu. Experts today are not in agreement about where the flu originated, but Spain was blamed at the time since wartime news blackouts kept outbreaks of the illness in other […]

The Short, Heroic Life of Philip Comfort Starr

Gazette Article by: Duff Peterson Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 2010 Editor’s Note: Not all of Winnetka’s streets are named after trees. If you’ve ever wondered about the stories behind the familiar street names in Winnetka the following article takes us back to World War I, and is particularly timely in light of our upcoming […]