But the City had just announced a new round of closures and soft quarantine because of an outbreak of flu, and as it happened there would be a post-war recession. So it wasn't all sweetness and light.
Still, on January first, there was a palpable optimism.
With the prospect of industry returning from military production, Salemites were planning the City's first Auto Show at the Armory downtown. A whole eight-page supplement section appeared on January 1st.
|(Uncaptioned images here from January 1, 1919)|
|December 28th, 1918|
|December 27th, 1918|