Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 1 of 3: Rockford Gears up

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Title

Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 1 of 3: Rockford Gears up

Subject

Polio epidemics in Rockford, Illinois 1940-1950

Description

Don Swanson is a Rockford native and a polio survivor. The retired principal of Walker School, Swanson contracted polio at age 5 and spent a year in the hospital. These images are part of a PowerPoint presentation created by Swanson in 2018 to share his memories and experiences of Rockford's polio epidemics in the 1940s. Part 1 covers the initial reaction to the polio outbreak and how the community prepared and responded.

Creator

Donald Swanson

Publisher

Midway Village Museum

Date

2018

Format

jpeg

Type

still image

Original Format

Powerpoint presentation

Collection

Citation

Donald Swanson, “Polio Epidemics in Rockford: Memories from a Polio Survivor -- Part 1 of 3: Rockford Gears up,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 26, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3983.

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