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Flu Strikes ‘the Potrero’ as Part of 1918 Pandemic

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During World War I shipbuilding by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation was in such high demand that on July 4, 1918 four destroyers were launched from Pier 70. But there were reports of the spread of an influenza-like illness throughout the United States.  By the beginning of October 1918, there were 169 cases of flu in San…

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