Site of Spanish flu mass grave receives marker

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EARLINGTON, Ky. (WEHT) – Several groups installed a marker at the Oakwood Cemetery near Earlington, pointing out the spot of a mass grave.

About a century ago, much of Earlington’s population died as a result of Spanish flu.

According to historians, so many people died during the outbreak that the victims were buried in a mass grave as opposed to individual graves.

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(This story was originally published on September 24, 2019)

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