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From Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook
Sept. 24, 2015
CAPTION: More than 60 years ago, polio held U.S. families in a grip of terror--especially during the summertime. People tried to keep their children safe from the potentially paralyzing disease by keeping them out of public places such as pools, parks and theaters. In early 1955, Onaway had 199 polio pioneers receive the shots at the school. The Polio Foundation furnished the vaccines, which were administered by Dr. Parmenter, Dr. Finch and Joe Vallee of Rogers City. First- and second-grade children from Glawe School (7), Hacket Lake (4), Millersburg (39), Onaway (85), Roberts School (10), Adventists (5), Vilburn (9). Waverly and Tower (40), received shots. From the archives of the Onaway News, here is a photo of Dr. Finch with a full waiting room outside his office.
From the Presque Isle County Advance and Onaway Outlook, Sept. 24, 2015 page 7B.
Retyped by J. Anderson