Historical Images of Porter County

Oct. 2, 1914, Disease Prevention Day
Valparaiso, Indiana

Date: October 2, 1914
Source Type: Postcard
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: Unknown
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: The Disease Prevention Day parade took place in Valparaiso, Indiana, on October 2, 1914; similar parades throughout many Indiana cities and towns also took place on this day. The idea for a Disease Prevention Day was conceived by the Anti-Tuberculosis Society, and promoted by the Indiana State Board of Health. Indiana Governor Ralston issued a proclamation designating October 2, 1914, as Disease Prevention Day. The proclamation urged cities and towns throughout the state to make special arrangements for exercises that emphasized the importance of public health.

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